3 Free agents the 76ers should sign after giving up on Paul George

The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly given up on signing Paul George. Here are three free agents they should sign in his place.
76ers, Joel Embiid, Paul George
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3. Klay Thompson would be a cheaper alternative for the 76ers

Klay Thompson’s fate in Golden State is a big question mark right now. While the Warriors would probably still be best served re-signing the former All-Star, the veteran wing himself could opt not to stay in San Francisco any longer in search for a more prominent role moving forward following his demotion to the bench in the recently concluded season.

The four-time NBA champion won’t be eyeing the biggest payday available moreso than an optimal role, so the 76ers could pontificate the idea of bringing him on board, especially for a much cheaper price than his previous mammoth deal. After all, while he’s not the player he once was a few years ago, Klay is still Klay, one of the best shooters the league has ever seen.

Thompson’s decline has been bloated with excessive exaggeration. In actuality, he still enjoyed a very productive campaign as the Warriors’ designated spot-up gunner. He still made the fourth-most three-pointers in 2023-24, all while shooting a still-impressive 38.7 percent from downtown and providing length on the wing position. The 76ers could very well benefit from his skill set, which is a pretty moldable one within the team’s dynamic.

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