NBA Summer League Could Give Philadelphia 76ers Another Option

By Alan Gung
Khalif Wyatt
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This summer’s free agent class of players is slimming down quickly, and the Philadelphia 76ers must make some key decisions soon.

Some of those decisions can be made by looking at the NBA‘s 2013 summer league roster on top of the free agents available. The summer league players will come at a good bargain.

The Sixers can take a look at former Temple University and A-10 player of the year Khalif Wyatt and no. 54 pick Arsalan Kazemi. Wyatt was a star at Temple by adding an offensive arsenal that was tough for some of the best college players to defend. He was even good at drawing fouls similar to Paul Pierce. He would provide the Sixers with some much needed scoring at the end of the bench.

Similar, Kazemi had a strong showing for Oregon during the NCAA tournament, averaging 10 points and 15 rebounds during the three-game stretch of the tournament. He also has international experience playing for Iran’s national team at the Stankovic Cup, averaging 12 points and 7.4 rebounds against China, Australia and Slovenia. He would provide the rebounding the Sixers need off the bench.

Then you add another former Temple alum and D-League big man Michael Eric, who can provide the Sixers with inside scoring, shot blocking and rebounding with his 6-foot-11 frame.

Another big name on the roster is former Syracuse Orange star James Southerland, who averaged 13.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 39.8 percent three-point shooting his junior season. Southerland’s outside shooting will give the Sixers an outside presence the team currently lacks.

Though it’s a summer league, this is a good starting point for the 76ers to possibly find a diamond in the rough.

Alan Gung is a Philadelphia 76ers writer for Follow him/her on Twitter @AlanGung, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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