4 backup big men Sixers should take a look at on the buyout market

4 backup big men Sixers should take a look at on the buyout market

The Philadelphia 76ers made their pick at the deadline when they traded Matisse Thybulle to the Portland Trail Blazers in a four-team deal that landed them Jalen McDaniels from the Charlotte Hornets in a deal that won also brought Philadelphia under the luxury tax line.

The move gives the Sixers another capable perimeter defender, but it also doesn’t solve their backstop problem.

For the moment, Philadelphia is counting on its duo of Montrezl Harrell and Paul Reed who are both usable, but they are not necessarily solutions. Harrell is very good on the attacking side and he brings a ton of energy but he struggles to bounce back and defend against bigger crosses while Reed is a solid defender but he commits a ton and doesn’t offer much in attack.

Therefore, it is time for the Sixers to turn to the buyout market, which the president Daryl Morey says they will be active in. There are four possible options for Philadelphia and they are:

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After spending his season with the Miami Heat, Dedmon was sent to the San Antonio Spurs and he seems destined for redemption. The USC veteran stands 7 feet tall and offers size for the Sixers off the bench. He can also occasionally hit a 3-point streak in transition, which is always good next to James Harden.

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After being sent to the Indiana Pacers, there is no way Ibaka will stay there. The veteran wants a chance in another ring and the Pacers will likely buy him out, in which case the Sixers should be onto him. He’s no longer the same rim protector he was in his prime, but he still makes defenders think twice about going to the rim. He can also pull a little.

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There aren’t many reasons for the Pistons to keep Noel. Unless they want him to be a veteran mentor to their young guys, but if the James Wiseman trade does not fall through, then he will be behind Wiseman, Jalen Duren and Isaiah Stewart on the depth chart. There’s no reason for him to stay and if redeemed he would be a perfect addition as someone who blocks shots and catches lobs at the rim.

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Want size? You have it in Marjanovic. The gentle giant has only played 17 games with the Rockets and he could be a possible buyout option for Houston. While with the Sixers in 2019, Marjanovic averaged 8.2 points and 5.1 rebounds off the bench behind Joel Embiid and he would give the Sixers everything they need for that bench unit.

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