3. 76ers trade for a veteran backup point guard
Another area that Philly should look to address is playmaking. With Tyrese Maxey poised to get even more reps as a shot creator, relieving him of some facilitating duties should be a huge help for the short-term.
One player that could be had for cheap is veteran guard Monté Morris, who has barely suited up for the Pistons this season. Detroit won’t be shooting for the stars as a trade partner for the 28-year-old playmaker, and could very well be glad to get some one-and-done floor spacers they can actually trot out amid their horrific season.
Morris doesn’t offer high-volume playmaking, but he’s a reliable ball handler who doesn’t require the ball in his hands a lot — something that should marry well with Maxey’s volume scoring. Nevertheless, he can organize the team in half-court settings, and better yet, he rarely turns the ball over.
In addition, Morris is a career 38.9 percent three-point shooter, giving the team some much-needed perimeter presence with Patrick Beverley shooting below league average from rainbow country and De’Anthony Melton having missed a lot of games already due to injury.