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Moore: The Sixers are shooting for some help at the NBA trade deadline

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24.01.2020

GM Elton Brand would like to acquire a perimeter scorer to bolster the current roster by the Feb. 6 deadline

If the 76ers plan on making a deep run in the 2020 NBA playoffs, they’re going to have to augment their current roster. A shooter or shooters should be — and apparently are — at the top of general manager Elton Brand’s list.

So who should they target by the February 6 trade deadline?

A report by WIP’s Jon Johnson indicates the Sixers are “currently focusing on Bogdan Bogdanovic and Robert Covington as potential deadline acquisitions.”

Covington, a former Sixer, is making $11.3 million this season, with two years and $25.1 million remaining on his contract. He’s a very good wing defender, which would help, but is hitting just 34.8% of his 3-pointers.

Salary-wise, the Sixers could acquire Covington for Mike Scott ($4.8 million this season) and second-year pro Zhaire Smith ($3.1 million).

The Kings’ Bogdanovic, a third-year player, is knocking down 37.6% of his 3-pointers this season and is a pretty good all-around player. Bogdanovic is making $8.5 million on the final year of his contract and will........

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