The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to target Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross in free agency this summer, according to a league source. The Sixers are on the market for floor-spacing around young franchise cornerstones Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, and Ross fits the bill.

Ross, 28, is a career 37 percent shooter from long distance, and he shot 38 percent from three for the Magic last season while recording 15.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 26.5 minutes of action per game.

While Ross would fit in Philadelphia, he isn’t the team’s top priority this offseason. Neither is any other outside free agent-to be, for that matter. Instead, the SIxers' main concern in free agency is bringing back their core key contributors from last season; Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris, and J.J. Redick - all of whom are unrestricted free agents.

If the Sixers are ultimately able to re-sign all three of Butler, Harris, and Redick, they will likely not have the cap space available to go after Ross. However, should they lose any combination of those players, they could then turn to the former lottery pick.

The Magic are also interested in bringing back Ross.

Heading into free agency, the Sixers only have four players from last season’s team under contract for the 2019-20 campaign: Embiid, Simmons, Zhaire Smith, and Jonah Bolden. So, one way or another they will need to fill out the roster over the offseason.


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