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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1. Cedi Osman could be the Batum replacement the 76ers need

While not necessarily an intolerable exit, Nicolas Batum’s shocking departure takes away a cerebral connector for the 76ers. His numbers suggest pretty replaceable production, but in practice, the Frenchman was such a perfect glue guy on both ends for a team that lacked composure in the half-court for the most part.

Batum’s basketball IQ, connective passing, and three-point shooting will be missed, but a nice pivot for Philly would be Cedi Osman, who is now likely to find a new home this summer after spending the previous campaign as a key bench piece for Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs.

While the Spurs were terrible last season, Osman actually played well all year long. His defensive miscues aside, he’s a terrific off-ball operator who’s particularly adept at finding holes to exploit against opposing defenses with his precise cutting and above-average three-point shooting. He’s also a good passer, and should fit within a 76ers team dynamic that needs smoothening at the edges.

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