4 Trade targets the 76ers should consider to fill out the roster

The Philadelphia 76ers now have a pretty lethal core, but roster needs still remain. Here are four players they should trade for to address them.
76ers, Dorian Finney-Smith
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Thanks to their barrage of flashy signings, the Philadelphia 76ers have created so much buzz as free agency’s undisputed winner this year, even though the market remains open. The roster remains incomplete, though, leaving the front office with some smaller, yet equally important boxes to check for the following weeks.

At this juncture, though, the 76ers have to get more creative filling out the roster. They only have a shade under $10 million in cap space left, and splitting that up to lure in key contributors could prove to be a tall task. Thus, here are four players they should trade for with the offseason entering its midsection.

4. Dorian Finney-Smith is the ideal 3-and-D forward for the 76ers

George’s foray into Philly pumps much-needed defensive augmenting for the 76ers, but at 34 years old, it’s not realistic to expect him to be an elite perimeter defender any longer —- that is, if he hasn’t regressed in that department yet. Nic Batum’s departure doesn’t help either, as the team just lost a rangy, heady defender,

Enter Dorian Finney-Smith, one of the league’s hottest commodities right now on the trade market. While the 76ers risk sapping their remaining cap space to absorb his contract, the pros of having him aboard arguably outweigh the cons associated with dealing for him.

Finney-Smith is a very adept one-on-one defender who can guard nearly anyone with his superb anticipation and veteran smarts. At 6’7”, he can latch onto guards, wings, and nominal bigs, and even better, he’s not a negligible player offensively, as his volume three-point shooting shows.