Rumor Report: Sixers Inquire About Two Point Guards
We are a little over a month away from the March 25th trade deadline and rumors are starting to heat up. Recent reports have come out that the Sixers are in the market for a point guard to add to the second unit.
Jason Dumars of Bleacher Report has reported that the team has inquired about Oklahoma City's George Hill and Detroit's Delon Wright.
One thing that has stood out in the Sixers' recent stretch is how hot and cold the second unit can be. There has also been a clear lack of ball-handling and playmaking in the absence of Shake Milton, making these rumors very timely.
George Hill could provide a nice boost to the Sixers' bench unit. So far this season he is averaging 11.8 PPG, 3.1 APG, and shooting 38.6% from three in 14 games for the Thunder. His ability to space the floor and run and offense would be a much-needed boost for the Sixers off the bench.
With the Thunder likely looking to trade Hill for draft capital, this could be a rather easy move to get done. Hill is making around nine and a half million dollars, which should be easy for the Sixers to salary match with the contracts they have sitting at the end of the bench.
One potential trade package could be Mike Scott, Tony Bradley, and draft compensation. It shouldn't take more than a second-round pick to acquire the 34-year-old guard.
Delon Wright can give a similar kind of skill set as Hill but is six years younger. The 28-year-old is currently averaging 10.4 PPG, shooting 36.4% from three, and posting a career-high in assists per game at just under five.
Another thing that is enticing about Wright is his contract. At nine million dollars he is also easy to salary match with and is under contract through next season as well. This would give Daryl
Morey another tradeable contract moving forward to potentially upgrade the Sixers' roster.
Wright's ability to create offense for himself and others would bolster the second unit for the Sixers. He can also be viewed as a combo-guard, making him a nice pair with Milton when he returns to action.
It is no secret that the Sixers are going to need more ball-handling and outside shooting for the bench unit going forward. Which makes acquiring either of these players at the right price almost a no brainer.