Report: Sixers Interested in a Pair of Veterans
The NBA offseason gets undereway on Thursday night when the NBA Draft takes place at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The Sixers own the 23rd pick in the draft, but have been rumored to have interest in moving the pick with a player most noteably Danny Green. However, the team could have eyes on two former Daryl Morey players according to ESPN Brian Windhorst.
One is Rockets guard Eric Gordon who played with James Harden in Houston. The Rockets ae reportedly seeking a first-round pick for Gordon, according to Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer
Gordon averaged 13.4 points per game this season for the Rockets, shooting 41.2% from 3-point range.
“Couple teams I’ve heard interested (in Eric Gordon) is the Philadelphia 76ers and the Phoenix Suns," Windhorst said. "Philadelphia is also in the mix for P.J. Tucker, who opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat."
Tucker declined the player option on his contract worth $7.4 million, making him an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The Sixers would need to shed some salary to make a move like that happen, players like Green, Furkan Korkmaz are two potential names to move to clear cap space.
Tucker averaged 7.6 point per game this season, 5.5 rebounds and shot 41.5% from 3-point range for Miami and would give the Sixers some toughness they lack.
The NBA Draft is Thursday night, which could be a night where Morey makes his first move to upgrade the Sixers roster.