The Philadelphia 76ers are obviously building for their future rather than the present under the regime of new general manager Sam Hinkie. After trading away Jrue Holiday on the night of the 2013 NBA Draft for Nerlens Noel, the Sixers are looking to play themselves into one of the top picks in next year’s draft so that they can add another top-level prospect.
However, the Sixers still have to fill out their rotation with more guys than just rookies. Considering the aim is to be bad next season, though, they are likely going to be targeting veterans that they can sign to miniscule contracts. It seems they are starting to do just that.
According to a report from Josh Newman of SNY Nets, the Sixers are scheduled to meet with former first-round pick, Quincy Douby sometime before the end of July. Douby recently met with the New York Knicks and will meet with the Los Angeles Lakers sometime in before the end of the month as well.
Douby played four years in the NBA, last playing for the Toronto Raptors in the 2008-2009 season and yielding little results. Since then he has played in Turkey, China, Spain and Lebanon. While with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls in China, Douby set a Chinese Basketball Association record by scoring 75 points in a game.
When in the NBA, though, he never had anywhere near that kind of success. In 143 career games, he averaged just 4.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game on just 38.9 percent shooting and 31.2 percent three-point shooting in 10.7 minutes per game.
Douby is just 29 years old and still has a chance to make a name for himself if he does return to the Association. If he ends up with the Sixers, it’s hard to believe he wouldn’t be given the opportunity to show what he can do given what Philly is trying to do.