Report: Sixers working on more trades to create roster spots for Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III
The Sixers are working to follow up Wednesday night’s trade with the Warriors with another one that will create roster space for newcomers Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Since Burks and Robinson are on one-year deals for the veteran’s minimum, the Sixers can use the minimum salary exception to take them in and will need only to make a trade to create space or waive two players to welcome them.
The Sixers gave up three second-round picks (2020 via Dallas Mavericks, 2021 via Denver Nuggets, 2022 via Toronto Raptors) to get some reinforcements when it comes to bench scoring and 3-point shooting, which has always been a need for Philly at the deadline.
Philadelphia has been in conversations to move second-year guard Zhaire Smith, who could be one of the names brought up in trade conversations before the 3 p.m. ET final buzzer on Thursday.
This 2020 trade deadline has been relatively quiet in comparison to most, as the majority of teams tied up massive amounts of money to their players in the summer.
The Sixers’ roster imbalance with Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Al Horford making more than $27 million and no reserves making over $4.8 million besides Mike Scott makes them a tough trade partner with little assets to mix.
Whatever trade they pull off, it will be from their reserves, as Sixers general manager Elton Brand seems committed to his starters despite the team’s struggles this season.
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