Bro Mirotic is not good.smittybanton wrote:A) Kemba Walker, D'Angelo Russell. The Sixers desperately need a pick and roll orchestrator for our half court game. Ben accepted his role off the ball for Jimmy Butler to do it. But Butler could not beat a double team with pocket passes on three straight possessions in the clutch. Markelle Fultz was supposed to be that guy. But we know what happened there. Ben Simmons will be a terrific screen and diver (better than Ed Davis or Jarrett Allen who were excellent finishers for Russell). And when you run it off of Joel Embiid, then Ben is there for the alley-oop if his man leaves to help. Problem is, I dont see Walker leaving, or the Nets letting Russell go--unless Kyrie signs with the Nets.
B) Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon would be a score. Doubt seriously that Bucks let Brogdon walk. Not sure Middleton is worth $30m/yr.
C) Assuming they do not leave their respective clubs, investigate trades for Jrue Holiday and/or Otto Porter. Who knows what the Pelicans are going to do with Jrue? Porter may be on the block if the Bulls take Cam Reddish. Charlotte will pay us to take Nicolas Batum, like Denver paid us to take Wilson Chandler. Kent Bazemore should be available for cheap.
D) The two most underrated free agents in the league happen to fit our needs perfectly, and both are on a team that can't afford to bring them back: The Washington Wizards' Tomas Satoransky and Thomas Bryant Jr. We need a 6'6 ballhandler to run the pick and roll as explained above, and we desperately need a 6'11 23 yr old center with mobility and range to backup Joel Embiid.
E) Ideal would be D'Angelo Russell, Kris Middleton and Thomas Bryant Jr. Realistically, Satoransky, Mirotic, Bryant Jr., Batum, Redick, Mike Scott.
Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Middleton/Porter/Batum, Nikola Mirotic, Joel Embiid
Tomas Satoransky, Zhaire Smith, Mike Scott, James Ennis, Thomas Bryant Jr.
Shamorie Ponds, Shake Milton, Matisse Thybulle, Jonah Bolden, Daniel Gafford
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