Sixers Looking For Point Guard Help

December 28 2012 at 10:10am CST By Luke Adams

Before Shaun Livingston was claimed off waivers by the Cavaliers earlier this week, the veteran point guard thought he was on his way to Philadelphia. According to Ric Bucher of 95.7 The Game (via Sulia), the 76ers planned to sign Livingston after he was cut by the Wizards, but didn't get a shot at him when he didn't clear waivers.

While they didn't land Livingston, the Sixers are looking for point guard depth, according to Bucher. Jrue Holiday is having a career year in the starting role, but neither Royal Ivey or Maalik Wayns has been particularly productive off the bench. The Sixers have an open roster spot, and could create another one if they decide not to guarantee Wayns' contract by January 10th, so there's room to make a move.

As Bucher points out, the Sixers seem to be more in need of a frontcourt player than a point guard, but the team is still counting on Andrew Bynum to return at some point this season. As such, Bucher writes, Philadelphia doesn't want to acquire a big man that would eventually be destined for the bench.

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