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3 Free Agents the 76ers Will Regret Not Signing This Offseason

3 free agents the 76ers should've signed last offseason: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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It’s been a weird offseason for the 76ers, to say the least. As expected, the James Harden drama has sucked up most of the oxygen, leaving little room to focus on anything else.

While we made a few mid-tier additions like Patrick Beverley and Mo Bamba, it doesn’t feel like we did enough to move the needle and make up ground on superior teams like the Bucks and Celtics.

At the end of the year, we’ll probably end up looking back and wishing Daryl Morey had done more during the offseason to build around Joel Embiid, especially if we come up short in the playoffs again.

That said, here are three free agents the Sixers should have signed this offseason.

3 Free Agents 76ers Should Have Signed

1. Christian Wood

Wood remains unsigned, so Philly could still scoop him up. There doesn’t seem to be much traction there, however, and I’m not sure why.

Wood is a big who can shoot, which would make him a perfect fit for the Sixers. He’d get a ton of open looks when defenses collapse on Embiid, where he could capitalize on his career 37.9% rate from three-point range.

At 6’10, he’s also a pretty good rebounder, averaging 9.9 boards per game in the two seasons before last. That would help a team that finished 26th last year in total rebounding.

Wood’s heading into his age-28 season, so he’s still in his prime. His price should also be considerably lower now we’re getting so close to the season, which removes a lot of his leverage.

Pairing Wood in the frontcourt seems like a pretty good idea to me, especially if it helps take some of the pressure off Embiid down low and frees up more space for him to operate. When Wood inevitably signs with another team, the Sixers should be kicking themselves for not making more of an effort to acquire him.