B/R believes Sixers should target Nets’ Royce O’Neale in the offseason

At the moment, the Philadelphia 76ers have much more important matters to attend to. They are in the midst of a playoff run and are in an excellent position to seriously contend for the NBA championship and come out of the Eastern Conference.

With that being said, it doesn’t hurt to look ahead a little bit to the offseason and see what the possibilities are to add to the roster.

Bleacher Report put together a list of dream trade targets for each team and for the Sixers, they list Brooklyn Nets forward Royce O’Neale as an option for them:

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The Sixers need more reliable role players, particularly the ones who contribute both ways.

Royce O’Neale fits that bucket. Though a touch undersized for a three-and-D wing (Basketball Reference lists him at 6’4″), he still handles that role with relative ease. He is a disruptive defender on and off the ball, and his three-point shots have found their mark 38.4 percent of the time over his six-year career.

The Sixers did make a move at the deadline back in February when they brought in Jalen McDaniels in a four-team deal, and while he has been helpful, he is set to enter free agency after the season. If the Sixers can’t retain McDaniels, then they will be looking to find a suitable replacement and that is where a guy like O’Neale comes in.

O’Neale struggled against the Sixers in Round 1 of the playoffs. He shot only 18.2% from deep in the series, but he did shoot 38.9% from deep on the season and Philadelphia could use somebody like him. His contract expires after the 2023-24 season as well so he is an interesting option to think about in the offseason.


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