By Julie Glass
It’s been one of the most expensive off-seasons in the NBA.
The Sixers have spent a combined $459 million on Tobias Harris, Al Horford and Ben Simmons — a roster for the long haul, but it has its flaws.
Kyle Korver is the final piece to the puzzle.
Simmons and Harris can get inside off the dribble, Horford can play in the post, and J0el Embiid can be unstoppable with the ball in his hands, but the 76ers lack pure shooters. Korver would provide them with much-needed separation. Sure, Josh Richardson is a respectable shooter, and Harris isn’t afraid to hoist up outside jumpers, but neither operate as deadeye shooters. They’re scorers. Plus, Harris is going to be relied on to score at a higher clip with Jimmy Butler gone.
The 76ers have arguably the most talented starting five in the NBA, as well as an intriguing bench. Adding Korver would make them the most talented team and perhaps the frontrunner to win the East. They can rebound, score, and defend. All they need is outside shooting, and getting Korver to sign on the dotted line would be one of the best value signings of the offseason. They’d be filling a void on their roster for a near-minimum salary.
Kyle Korver spent the first four and a half seasons of his career with the 76ers. He’d be an even better fit with them now than he was earlier this century.