- Norris Cole |G 6-2 The Sixers new slogan, “This starts now” implies that this is the year to expect an improvement in the win-loss column. If the 76ers are looking to bring someone in with championship experience and no tolerance for losing, Norris Cole would be that player. Cole was spoiled in his first two years in the NBA, winning two titles with Lebron James and the Heat. Cole is a scrappy defender with the ability to hit the three. Last year with the Pelicans he shot almost 38 percent from downtown which is above the NBA average. Cole is also versatile and able to play either the point guard or shooting guard position. Cole is however a restricted free agent, meaning that the Pelicans would have the oppurtunity to match the Sixers offer. The addition of Cole would be beneficial to Brown as he tries to mix and max guards until he finds a rotation that works.
- Robbie Hummel |F 6-8 The Sixers could use a stretch forward after drafting Jalil Okafor, who thrives in the low post. The injury plagued Robbie Hummel would be a nice fit in Brett Browns system due to his shooting and versatility. In addition to playing the power forward position, Hummel could also play small forward for the Sixers. Last season for the Timberwolves, Hummel shot 36 percent from behind the arc. Hummel has also shot 87% from the free throw line during his brief two-year career, making him a good option to close out games. Hinkie has shown he is not afraid to take risks on injury plagued players in the past and Hummel would be a low risk high reward addition.
- Kendall Marshall |PG 6-4 Kendall Marshall the former Tar Heel showed flashes of brilliance last year with the Bucks. Marshall has contributed over 5 assists per game so far in his young NBA career. Marshall would be a great facilitator in Brett Browns offense, in which the ball is dominated by the point guard. Another reason for optimism with the Sixers is how well he played at the University of North Carolina, in a fast paced offense, leading the Tar Heels to a championship. Last year we saw Ishmail Smith flourish and bring out the best of Nerlens Noel and I am confident Kendall Marshall would be able to do the same for not only Nerlens but also big Jah.
- Sean Kilpatrick |SG 6-4 In a league where three of the four conference finalists finished in the top five in three point shooting, the arc has never been more important. It is no secret to anyone who watched the Sixers last year that 3 point shooting was not one of their strengths. Kilpatrick would address their need to add a quality shooter. Another attractive aspect about bringing on Kilpatrick is that Hinkie could sign him to a partially guaranteed contract.
- Henry Walker |G/F 6-6– Walker is an explosive guard that can also play small forward. Walkers electrifying dunks and highlight plays have helped him make a career in the NBA as a role player. The Sixers finished last season tied for 6th in the pace of play category, and Walker would definitely benefit from playing fast paced basketball. While playing 26 minutes per game for the Heat in 2014-2015 Walker averaged 7 points per game. Walker at 6 ft 6 inches, has the potential to be stifling on defense. The potential to pair Jerami Grant and Walker on the wings would definitely give the Sixers the player personnel to continue their frantic pace of play.
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