Ranking the 5 best free agent signings in Philadelphia 76ers history

Here are the five best free agent signings in Philadelphia 76ers history.
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Shockwaves reverberated throughout the NBA when it was announced that Paul George was leaving his hometown of Los Angeles to come to play for the Philadelphia 76ers. Of all available players in the free agent class of 2024, George was widely considered the best player. 76ers. Inking a 4-year max deal worth $212 million, George is looking to win his first championship and the franchise’s first since 1983.

While the Sixers have also added the services of Andre Drummond, Eric Gordon, and Caleb Martin, undoubtedly, Paul George is the centerpiece of the offseason. As one of the storied franchises of the league, the Sixers have had their fair share of good free-agent signings and those that were not so good.

To bring you up to speed on some of the Sixer's best acquisitions, here  are the top 5 free agent signings In the Sixers' History

5. Robert Covington

Robert Covington was a key pickup for the 76ers in 2014 and he blossomed into one of the best 3-and-D players in the league. The Tennessee State alum began his career with the Houston Rockets before making a home in the City of Brotherly Love.

In 297 games as a Sixer, Covington averaged 12.9 points and shot 35.9 percent from beyond the three-point stripe before being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Jimmy Butler deal.

Covington was one of the better 3-and-D players in the NBA at his peak. While his stint with the team didn’t last very long, he was instrumental in bringing the franchise from the laughingstock of the league to a formidable squad.