By Art Beitchman
The Sixers big trade deadline moves have transformed a definite weakness into a real strength:
They bolstered the unit with the trades of Buddy Hield from the Pacers and Cameron Payne from the Bucks.
Both can shoot the three-pointer very well, and Payne can also run the point off the bench.
Acquiring the sharpshooting Hield pairs him with 1st time All-Star Tyrese Maxey that suddenly gives the Sixers a very potent backcourt that can fill it up from long range.
Lowry won an NBA title with current head coach Nick Nurse with the Raps in 2019, and Nurse no doubt wanted his former player on the bench as the Sixers try to stay afloat for playoff seeding without Joel Embiid as he recovers from knee surgery he had last week on his left knee.