Kaskey-Blomain: 76ers Interested in Courtney Lee
With free agency rapidly approaching, the upstart Sixers have reported interest in several perimeter players, and another one can be added to the list.
According to an informed source, the Sixers are interested in unrestricted shooting guard Courtney Lee, who played for the Grizzlies and then the Hornets last season. Lee is not the team’s top target at shooting guard– that may be Portland’s Allan Crabbe – but more of a backup plan, according to the source.
Although Lee, 30, is substantially older (in NBA terms) than the young members of the Sixers nucleus, he checks boxes in three key areas that the organization is interested in: he’s a veteran with NBA Finals experience, he can space the floor with his shooting, and he is a proven perimeter defender.
Skillset-wise, Lee is exactly the type of player that the Sixers should target, but his age and desire for a final [large] payday may minimize the likelihood of him signing with the Sixers.
The Sixers desire to add perimeter talent through is evident. In a stark contrast from the past few summers, the Sixers are poised for an extremely busy free agency perio