Courtney Lee to the Sixers makes sense
There is no doubt that the Philadelphia 76ers are one of the best teams in the east as the New York Knicks continue to make an effort in building a playoff contender.
One of the Sixers’ biggest weakness is that they don’t have enough good shooters. They just traded away Robert Covington in an effort to land Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves and only have one legit three point shooter in J.J. Reddick remaining on their roster.
With the Knicks now having a lot of young talent that they need to develop this season, they no longer have room for shooting guard Courtney Lee.
Ian Begley of ESPN says that the Sixers could be a landing spot for Lee, since their general manager has made it clear that they will look to trade for a shooter.
Sixers GM Elton Brand says the club will be looking for shooting going forward and he will continue to evaluate the market given PHI's open roster spot. He says the Sixers have gotten tons of calls. Seems like Philadelphia could be a landing spot for Knicks veteran Courtney Lee.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 13, 2018
When looking at ESPN’s NBA trade machine, the only only deal that I can see working out for both clubs would be a trade of Lee for Philly small forward Wilson Chandler.
Now the Knicks of course don’t need Chandler, but unlike Lee, he’s in the final year of his contract and has a comparable contract.
Lee’s contract runs out after next season, so the Sixers wouldn’t be stuck with him forever and he can help them with his shooting.
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