The Philadelphia 76ers have gone from one of the worst franchises in sports, to a fake championship contender, to a bit of a mess. And they have done it in a short time. The Sixers are a long way past the 10-72 days of 2016, but they are not ready to compete in the East.
Since Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons arrived, the 76ers have been viewed as a team that could win a title. They had their chance when they acquired Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris, but they ran into Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors. Now, Butler is in Miami after a boneheaded decision to give Harris a max contract.
The 76ers are hoping that Doc Rivers is the coach to take this team where they want to go. One way to do that is to add some shooters on the outside. We all know Simmons’ inability to shoot from deep. The Sixers finished sixth in the East this season and were swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round.
Moving forward, Philadelphia will have to improve in many areas. It begins by adding some three-point threats on the outside.
Here are five options they could target in the offseason.