10 Cheap-ish Moves 76ers Can Make in Free Agency

July 01, 2019 - 10:16 am

(94 WIP) No one is completely sure how much cap space the Sixers have left after the sign-and-trade with Miami for Josh Richardson, the signing of Al Horford (4/$109M), and the re-signing of Mike Scott (2/$10M).

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Two things we do know: 1) Pro sports teams always have more cap space than we think 2) The sixers need another shooter and/or iso scorer and/or backup point guard.

Here is a look at some available options.

Relatively inexpensive, but not cheap

Danny Green - 31, 6'6", 40.4 3P% career, made $10 million last season

Green is in a category of his own, coming off a season where he shot 45.5-percent from three and won the NBA title. He's seeking a longer-term contract, as well.

Less than Danny Green

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - 25, 6'5", 34.5 3P% career, made $12 million last season

Wesley Matthews - 32, 6'5", 38.2 3P% career, made $18.6 million last season

Seth Curry - 28, 6'2", 43.9 3P% career, made $2.79 million last season

Elfrid Payton - 24, 6'4", 30.2 3P% career, made $3 million last season

Curry is the most attractive option on this entire list when incorporating age, price, and skill set if you ask me. Payton would provide the Sixers with someone capable of soaking up some backup PG minutes. Matthews and KCP would give you a three-and-D piece off of the bench.

Bang for your buck

Trey Burke - 26, 6'1" combo guard, 34.0 3P% career, made $1.75 million last season

Raymond Felton - 35, 6'1" backup point guard, 32.9 3P% career, made $2.4 million last season

Wayne Ellington - 31, 6'5" wing, 37.9 3P% career, made $2.38 million last season

These three guys will be even cheaper than the above tier. Burke may be the Sixers' second best option on this entire list after Curry, as he'll be able to provide all three of aforementioned things needed--shooting, iso scoring, and backup PG minutes--for a cheap price. Felton is a veteran who won't give you a ton, but is a solid backup and Ellington is a local guy who would provide shooting off of the bench, but not much else.

The cheapest

Nik Stauskas - 25, 6'6" wing, 35.3 3P% career, made $540,000 last season

Jamal Crawford - 39, 6'5" combo guard, 34.8 3P% career, made $2.4 million last season

Bring back Sauce! Why not, actually? He's really cheap and would give the Sixers a much needed sniper off of the bench for virtually free. Crawford, I just threw in here because he's a savvy veteran, can score in iso situations, can knock down three's, and can play some backup PG. He may just retire though.