By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia 76ers have struggled as of late. The team needs some much needed shooting depth.
The team hopes that their trade early Thursday morning will help them with that. Philadelphia pulled off a trade with the Golden State Warriors.
The 76ers are adding veterans Glenn Robinson III and Alec Burks. In exchange, the Warriors are receiving three second-round draft picks.
None of the picks are originally the Sixers. The Warriors received the 2020 second-round draft pick that was originally owned by the Dallas Mavericks.
Also, Golden State is receiving a 2021 second-round draft pick that was originally owned by the Denver Nuggets. The third of three picks will be a 2022 second-round pick that was originally owned by the Toronto Raptors.
The 76ers were one of the favorites in the off-season to win the 2020 NBA Championship. However, right now, it doesn’t look good, as they have a 31-20 record, including a three-game losing streak.
Robinson III and Burks both benefited from a depleted Warriors team that saw both men receiving increased playing time. Both players were held out of Wednesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.
Being that the 76ers roster presently stands at 15 players, GM Elton Brand has a dilemma on his hands. He either has to waive two players or trade away to players to clear two roster spots.
Brand will have until 3 pm EST on Thursday to make the necessary moves to add Robinson III and Burks.
Robinson III is averaging a career-best 12.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in 31.6 minutes per game. He started 48 games with the Warriors.
Burks is averaging a career-best 16.1 points and 4.7 rebounds in 29 minutes per game. He appeared in 48 games, including 18 starts.