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The Philadelphia 76ers officially landed Jimmy Butler on Monday and have been rumored to have interest in Cleveland three-point specialist Kyle Korver, and definitely seem to be looking to add more depth.
According to NBA writer Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, the Sixers are “keeping a close eye” on some of the Washington role players like Jeff Green, Kelly Oubre and Markieff Morris.
Picked up while reporting out just posted Butler column: Several teams–including Philly–keeping a close eye on Washington. Not for Wall/Beal deals, but the Green/Morris/Oubre role player types the free falling Wiz could be open to move.
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) November 12, 2018
The Wizards are off to a horrible 3-9 start, and might be more interested in what looks to be a very good draft class and could look to start unloading players.
None of those those three have been particularly good at shooting the three-point shot this season, combing to connect on just .297 of their threes.
Another veteran name to keep an eye on is Carmelo Anthony, whose time in Houston seems to be coming to an end. ESPN’s Tim McMahon is reporting that Houston players and coaches believe Anthony has played his last game as a Rocket.
Veteran NBA reporter Chris Sheridan, who spent time on the Sixers beat last season for NJ.com, is hearing the team could be interested in bringing in Melo after dealing away two starting players in the Butler deal.
“If I was Philadelphia and Carmelo Anthony was waived I would put a waiver claim in for him,” said ESPN NBA insider Bobby Marks as a guest of the Sports Bash on 97.3 ESPN Radio. “If you can get a guy making the minimum that can give you 13 or 14 points off-the-bench and is playing 20-minutes, and I know there is a lot of defensive deficiencies, but that’s as good as any guy you’re going to be able to get out there.”