4 Tempting but risky free agents the 76ers should absolutely avoid

The Philadelphia 76ers have a ton of money to spend this offseason, but these four tempting free agents are not worth pursuing.
76ers, Klay Thompson
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1. The 76ers should avoid going the Klay Thompson route

The Golden State Warriors were easily one of the most disappointing teams this season, and part of their across-the-board decline this season was the uninspiring play they got from Klay Thompson. Heading into the summer, his status in San Francisco remains up in the air, as the former All-Star faces the legitimate possibility of him donning a different jersey for the first time ever.

Thompson, however, still has pretty likeable traits from a basketball standpoint. His volume three-point shooting, while at a near career-low rate last season, still trounces other shapshooters’. His ample playoff and championship experience is also a tempting facet for any team looking to get over the hump.

The 76ers, the betting odds favorite to land Thompson, should avoid him nonetheless. Thompson is still likely to command a hefty sum in free agency, and the fact that his best stretches last season cam when he was operating off the bench is not a good manifestation of his value when compared to his projected price tag. Factor in his health question marks, and Philly has for itself someone they should steer clear from.

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