5 Sleeper free agents who make a ton of sense for the 76ers

After the passing of free agency’s early wave, here are five sleeper free agents who could be game-changers for the Philadelphia 76ers.
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2. Lonnie Walker IV could help abate the team’s lack of backcourt size

While not a pressing need, the 76ers have so few financial legroom remaining that taking on possible reclamation projects shouldn’t be a cause for derision. Nick Nurse isn’t exactly a development guru, but there’s a good chance that taking a flier on some lesserknown commodities could pay off as long as they operate in an ideal environment.

Take Lonnie Walker IV for example. While being obviously talented, he’s struggle carving out a consistent role. Last season for the struggling Nets, he played just 17.4 minutes per outing, his lowest mark as a professional since his sophomore year with the Spurs.

The 76ers should arguably take a flier on the uber-athletic guard. While he’s had problems efficiency-wise, his shot is far from broken. Even in a repressed role, Walker registered a career-high in three-pointers made per game, and that could incentivize a team to take him as a bench piece, especially those in need of inexpensive options like Philadelphia.