Brandon Rush, Jodie Meeks, Corey Brewer invited for workout by Philly
The Philadelphia 76ers depleted their wing depth in order to acquire Jimmy Butler form the Minnesota Timberwolves. Fan favorites Robert Covington and Dario Saric now suit up for the T-Wolves, alongside Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. In order to replace them, the Sixers are now looking into several NBA veterans.
Per Jose F. Moreno of The Inquirer, the team is considering Jodie Meeks, Corey Brewer, and Brandon Rush to potentially fill their last roster spot.
Each of these players would bring something different to the table, if signed. Meeks is known around the league as a sharpshooter with a quick trigger. He is a career 37 percent three-point shooter who would probably take a J.J. Reddick type role with the second team.
Brewer is nowhere close to the shooter Meeks is, but boasts better athleticism and defense. He has played the role of the energy guy off the bench for most of his career. The 32-year-old is a scrappy perimeter defender who will dive for loose balls and ignite crowds with high-flying dunks on the breakaway.
Rush would bring playoff experience and solid 3-and-D play to the Sixers, who are a relatively inexperienced team. He won a ring with the Golden State Warriors, albeit in a fairly minor role off the bench. Regardless, Philadelphia only has one player with NBA Finals experience (Reddick), so adding another player with experience could help as the team gears up for a playoff run.
Philly only has one roster spot left, so they must choose wisely on who they bring in to give them the best chance for success when the playoffs come around.