2. T.J. Warren
T.J. Warren showed a lot of promise a few years ago, averaging at least 18.0 PPG across three seasons for the Suns and Indiana Pacers between 2017 and 2020.
Unfortunately, the ex-NC State product’s NBA career was derailed by a stress fracture in his left foot. He finally returned to the floor last year, averaging 7.5 points and 16.4 minutes played across 42 games between the Suns and Brooklyn Nets.
Even though Warren’s best days might be behind him, I still think he’d be a good fit for the 76ers.
Philadelphia could use another scoring threat behind Embiid, James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, and, to a degree, Tobias Harris. Warren proved that he can still contribute offensively, scoring 10-plus points in 16 games while averaging 16.5 points per 36 mins all season.
Danuel House Jr. and P.J. Tucker are solid defenders in the small forward spot, but neither man can score as well as Warren, who owns .506/.354/.780 shooting splits over 374 career games.
Besides, if Warren can somehow return to form, the 76ers will look like geniuses for getting that production on a cheap deal.
Even if he doesn’t show glimpses of his old self, Warren’s addition to the bench still makes Philly more competitive.