Sixers have shown interest in Nuggets free agent big man Paul Millsap

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The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the top contenders in the Eastern Conference, led by a star duo of Joel Embiid and — for the moment — Ben Simmons. But they could certainly use help around the edges to truly contend for an NBA title.

The Sixers have made solid moves such as bringing in Andre Drummond and Georges Niang to shore up their bench, but they appear to have their eyes set on another former All-Star to add to their bench.

Paul Millsap, who has spent the previous four seasons with the Denver Nuggets, remains on the market, and the Sixers have some interest per Jake L. Fischer of Bleacher Report:

Golden State has been the team most often linked by league sources to Paul Millsap, arguably the most consequential free agent left. Yet while the 36-year-old former All-Star has drawn interest from the Warriors, Hawks, Nets, Pelicans, 76ers and Timberwolves, no team sources contacted by Bleacher Report indicated any contract agreement with Millsap has come close to the finish line.

Millsap had a down season in 2020-21, but he can still produce. He began transitioning to a bench role in Denver, and he averaged 9.0 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 34.3% from deep on 2.6 attempts per game.

The Sixers would only be able to offer a minimum contract, so it would be interesting to see if Millsap would accept that. But at this stage of his career, looking for a title would probably be at the top of his priority list. Philadelphia would offer such an opportunity, and he would be a nice option behind Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris.

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