Report: Sixers Interested In Otto Porter
While many wonder what kind of plan Sixers President of Basketball Operations and general manager Bryan Colangelo will have this offseason in free agency, we know that he will at least dip his tow in the water.
"I think there’s a number of positive indications that we are on everyone’s radar," Colangelo told me last week on the Sports Bash.
"Ben (Simmons) and Joel (Embiid) in particular, that are attractive pieces to say I want to play with those guys but they probably want to see a little bit more of a body of work, " Colangelo continued.
"That’s not to say we won’t talk to some of they key agents or land a key agent but we’re definitely entering a new phase of attractiveness in marketability that I think that has been a struggle because of the last losing seasons."
According to NBA writer Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, one name that could have interest to the Sixers is Washington restricted free agent forward Otto Porter.
League sources suggest the Magic and Sixers will also consider making offers for Porter.
Porter had a solid season for the Wizards, averaging 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.9 treys on 51.6 percent shooting. Many think that he has earned himself a max deal in restricted free agency this summer, though the Wizards have no intention of letting him walk.
"They like him and they like the fit with that roster," NBA writer Sean Deveney of the Sporting News said on the Sports Bash. "You can imagine him playing next to Ben Simmons and Simmons is a guy who probably is going to have the ball in his hands a lot and you can imagine Porter as an excellent 3-point shooter that he’s become."
"You can imagine him playing that forward spot even as a stretch-four," Deveney continued. " You can imagine a number of roles for him and I think that when you look at that Sixers’ roster that’s really what they’re looking for."