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How Should The Sixers Spend Their Salary Cap Space?

2016 Philadelphia 76ers NBA Draft Picks Press Conference
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This summer the Sixers have the 3rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft and plenty of Cap Space heading into Free Agency.  Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo told Mike Gill on Wednesday that the team is building to win in the short and long term.  So what should the Sixers do with their options this offseason?

Former New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets Front Office Executive Bobby Marks, NBA Analyst for The Vertical, joined The Sports Bash on Friday and gave his perspective on what the Sixers should/shouldn’t do this summer:

“Having cap space is nice, but when you use it and you make a wrong decision you’re not getting that money back or that flexibility that you once had.  Where they’ve built this thing in the last four years, I would be careful of how they spend their money here. I’ve heard the names come out, I’ve heard Kyle Lowry, I would not entertain offers for Kyle Lowry.  I’m sorry, I would not pay him $35 million or four years- $150 million, you know to be your point guard, a guy who is thirty-two years old and whose minutes have really crept up the last couple of years, I think is on the back end of his career. I think he still has a couple good years, but I think years in three and four it would certainly hurt you, especially if your mind set is that you want to experiment with Ben Simmons at the Point….If you’re looking at a guard, I mentioned it before, I think Patty Mills would be perfect there….I think you can get (Mills) at a third of what would probably Lowry costs.”

Checkout what Marks had to say about Mark Cuban’s comments about Tanking, evaluation of Sam Hinkie’s work with the Sixers, and the NBA Draft Lottery aftermath

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