Grading each of the 76ers’ new additions on Day 1 of free agency

The Philadelphia 76ers blasted off fireworks on the opening day of free agency, signing four players right off the bat. Let’s grade all of their acquisitions so far.
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3. Daryl Morey’s Houstonification continues with Eric Gordon

Just like clockwork, Daryl Morey did it again. And I’m not talking about his hubris that yielded them another hotshot star, but his annual tradition of bringing in a former Houston Rocket to the recycle bin. This time around, former Sixth Man of the Year Eric Gordon got the nod to work for his former boss.

As expected, Gordon ultimately turned out to be a veteran’s minimum addition in what could be one of his final years in the NBA. The veteran guard has been on a steady decline for the past few seasons, although he hasn’t really flirted with being unplayable on both ends of the court, still adding some experience-backed value to his clubs.

Gordon figures to provide the same to Philly. While he cannot be relied on anymore to be a lead option off the bench, he can still get hot from anywhere and play solid defense in spurts. Having said that, this seems like a good, value signing, but only in large part to the cheap cost, not the player’s actual merit.

Grade: B