After making some big moves around the trade deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers are done with making moves. That includes signing available players whose contracts were just bought out.
Though signing pending free agents Antawn Jamison, Glen Davis and Metta World Peace might sound tempting, the Sixers are looking to stay put. They already parted with Earl Clark and more buyouts are expected. The Sixers are looking to cut costs. They appear to be making do with what they have. They sat out all of their newly-acquired players in Friday night’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
One of the deepest drafts in NBA history combined with a talented free agent pool is giving reasons for the Sixers to throw in the towel. Danny Granger will likely be gone soon, clearing much cap space for the Sixers to lure in a marquee player. This team is as bad as it is going to get. It would be pointless for them to bring in a player now when they know this season is over.
All of those free agents won’t remain with the team even if they were signed. The Sixers have been holding up after dealing with injuries. The 15-41 Sixers are on their way to getting the second pick. The costs of signing any players mentioned above will be more than what the Sixers are willing to pay. Even though the playoffs are still attainable, the Sixers are 11.5 games out of the final playoff spot. The Sixers’ season will end in April, and aren’t going to ruin their chances of getting a top-three pick.
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