Collins Open To Trade To Boost Sixers Bench

We heard last night that 76ers coach Doug Collins was exploring ways to improve the production of the Sixers' bench, though it wasn't clear if the team was considering outside options. According to Tom Moore of, however, Collins did in fact suggest that trades are something Philadelphia would be open to.

"Would I?" Collins said when asked if he would be open to a deal for a bench scorer. "Yeah. I would. Can I? I don’t know."

Generally, trade talk in the NBA doesn't pick up until much closer to the trade deadline, which is schedule for February 21st this year. Players who signed new deals in the offseason also can't be moved yet, with that restriction lifted for many of them next Saturday (December 15th). It's possible that the Sixers could increase their efforts to explore the trade market at that point, though for now it sounds as if the club will look in-house to improve the bench production.

As Moore notes in his piece, if Andrew Bynum remains out of action as the trade deadline approaches, the Sixers may choose to target a big man via trade, rather than a bench scorer. Currently, Philadelphia has 14 players on its roster, leaving one open spot.

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One thought on “Collins Open To Trade To Boost Sixers Bench

  1. phillyfanatic

    What team would give, give, a big man to the 6er to improve them unless the 6ers gave up the house in draft choices for a guy? And how old would he be? . Philly teams love to take on old injured guys. We already have a young injured guy who will never play. Nope. I see no chance that any team wants Philly to improve unless like so many teams in the city, they get gypped into it.


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