Sixers Free Agent Wish List
According to reports, the 76ers free agent wish-list reportedly includes Kris Humphries, Jamal Crawford, Eric Gordon and Roy Hibbert.
Sounds like a nice starting point, but realistically can the Sixers make any of these names happen? My guess is no.
All four names make sense for the team, Humphries is a rugged power forward who would provide toughness on the block. Crawford is a bigger version of Lou Williams who plays little to no defense but can score in bunches. Both Gordon and Hibbert are restricted free agents meaning their teams have the first shot to match any contract offer from the Sixers.
The Sixers have extended a qualifying contract offer to F/C Lavoy Allen, making him a restricted free agent so that might mean that Humphries is less likely to be targeted. 76ers president Rod Thorn said on draft night that his team hopes to re-sign unrestricted FAs Spencer Hawes and Lou Williams, so that could mean they aren’t as interested in Crawford and realize their chances of getting Gordon are slim-to-none.
One thing about Gordon that could be in their favor is the Hornets just drafted Duke guard Austin Rivers and might want to get him on the floor as much as possible right away. That could allow teams to make an offer to Gordon that they might not want to match.
So what does this mean for Hibbert?
He would be a high quality pick-up for the Sixers, but most reports suggest that the Pacers will do whatever they have to to keep him in Indiana. A front line with Hibbert and newcomer Arnett Moultrie could give the Sixers a much different look in the front court in 2013.
However, don’t get to excited about that happening. Wildwood native and Pacers head coach Frank Vogel has said Hibbert is “not going anywhere.”
Most likely scenario you ask?
The Sixers bring in Crawford let Williams walk, all the other names play anywhere but Philadelphia next season.
What would you like to see the Sixers do this off season?