Sixers had pursued big man Gorgui Dieng before he signed with Spurs

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Ky Carlin
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The Philadelphia 76ers are looking for some reinforcements in the buyout market as they look to add some depth to a roster that really needs it right now. They are missing Joel Embiid and they traded two big men to acquire George Hill.

Throw in veteran Dwight Howard getting tossed in two straight games and that left coach Doc Rivers with just undersized Mike Scott and rookie Paul Reed to work with at the center spot. The Sixers have played admirably well as they have done a good job of digging deep and winning games, but it is clear that they do need some help in the big man department.

In the buyout market, the Sixers had been in pursuit of Gorgui Dieng who was bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies. He is a guy who shot 47.9% from deep with the Grizzlies, but he decided to sign with the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.

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After making the trade for Hill, team president Daryl Morey did mention that he is thinking big man in the buyout market as he plans on taking a look at the big man spot considering the lack of depth there at the moment so this makes sense as to why they looked at Gieng. It will be interesting to see how Morey works moving forward.

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