Under the Radar Free Agents for the Sixers
One key area the Sixers need to focus on in free agency is three-point shooting. As they look to build a new bench for this upcoming season, it needs to be filled with guys who can knock down shots on the perimeter. Here are two names the Sixers could potentially add to fill out their bench this offseason.
Galloway is not only a guy who can bolster the outside shooting for the Sixers, but he can also be a playmaker in small samples. He is coming off a season with the Detroit Pistons where he averaged 10.3 PPG, 2.3 RPG, and 1.5 APG.
His shooting ability at the guard position is exactly what the Sixers need. He shot 39.9% last season on five attempts a game, and shot 40.7% on his catch and shoot threes. Galloway could be a good option to have on the wing to spot up for threes around Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
Galloway’s playmaking is also strong enough to be a secondary ball-handler on the floor. He works well in the pick-and-roll and shot 45.7% last year on pull-up twos. Adding guys who can create offense on the perimeter is a must as the Sixers prepare to lose Alec Burks in free agency.
This move would also be a homecoming for Galloway, who played his college ball at Saint Joseph’s University. He has bounced around a lot since entering the league and is someone the Sixers could sign to a team-friendly deal to be an asset off the bench.
Holiday is another guy that has bounced around in the league and could be acquired on a team-friendly deal. This would also be a homecoming as Holiday started his career with the Sixers, playing nine games in 2012-2013 alongside his brother Jrue.
This past season with the Indiana Pacers Holiday averaged 8.3 PPG, 3.3 RPG, and 1.3 APG. Although his numbers aren’t flashy, he is very effective at being a floor spacer. He shot 40.5% from deep on just under five attempts a game and shot an incredible 58.3% on his catch-and-shoot three attempts.
Along with a veteran presence, Holiday also brings championship pedigree. In his time around the league, he was part of a Warriors’ bench that would go on to win an NBA Championship. That experience would be nice for the Sixers as they look to contend for a championship.
Glenn Robinson III is another player the team will look to replace as there is a good chance he moves on in free agency. Holiday is a solid three-and-D wing player that can provide a lot of Robinson III provided when healthy.
Having guys that can come in and play a role is crucial, and that’s what you get in Holiday. He is a player that can defend well on the perimeter and can be lights out from deep. As the front office looks to build around Simmons and Embiid better, Holiday is the prototype player to complement the All-Star duo.
With the core of the team eating up most of the cap space, the front office does not have much money to fill out the rest of the roster. Finding guys who can come in and outperform their contract is going to be key. Galloway and Holiday are two guys who can do just that, landing one or both of these guys would be a good get for the Sixers.