Sixers get praise for upgrading their wing, forward spots on the roster

The Philadelphia 76ers had a couple of goals heading into the 2022 offseason. They needed to add depth at both the wing and the forward spots, and they did so with some nice additions in free agency.

The Sixers signed PJ Tucker and Danuel House Jr., who are expected to add toughness, defense, and 3-point shooting to the roster. Philadelphia also added De’Anthony Melton through a draft night trade and they are feeling comfortable with the current state of the team.

The Sixers have received praise for the moves they have made, and Bleacher Report joined the chorus. It listed Philadelphia addressing those needs as a big win this offseason:

PJ Tucker and Danuel House might have been the best power forward and small forward to change teams in free agency, and both landed with the Philadelphia 76ers courtesy of a James Harden opt-out and pay cut that freed up cash.

Acquired from Memphis for Danny Green and draft compensation, De’Anthony Melton could end up mattering more than either of those two. He shot 41.2 percent from deep in 2020-21 and followed it up with a 37.4 percent hit rate last year, all the while bringing intelligent passing and tenacious defense as a combo guard. Only 24, Melton is the offseason acquisition who could become a fixture in Philly for years to come.

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The Sixers arguably have their most complete roster of the Joel Embiid era. This roster is filled with 3-and-D players, quality depth, another star player (James Harden), and Tucker and House Jr. will play big roles for this team.


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