Sixers Express Interest In Galloway, Kennard, Green

The Sixers, reeling from a recent injury to center Joel Embiid and still missing departed 2019 free agent wings Jimmy Butler and J.J. Redick, are apparently seeking reinforcements this season.

Philadelphia has “expressed interest” in Pistons wings Luke Kennard and Langston Galloway, plus free agent forward Jeff Green, multiple league sources tell Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Kennard, currently out with a minor knee injury, has blossomed into the sharpshooter the Pistons were dreaming the ex-Dukie could be when they drafted him at No. 12 in 2017 this season. The 6’5″ swingman is averaging 15.8 PPG while shooting 44.2% from the field, 39.9% from deep on 6.5 shots taken per night, and 89.3% from the free-throw line. Kennard is earning $3.8MM this season in the third year of his rookie deal and is owed $5.3MM in 2020/21.

Galloway, in the final year of a three-season, $21MM contract he inked with Detroit in 2017, is converting 39.9% of his 5.2 attempts from three-point range and 87.7% from the charity stripe. Both Pistons players could improve the Sixers’ floor spacing. The 25-14 Sixers are currently seeded fifth in a tough Eastern Conference.

The oft-traveled Green, 33, has played for eight NBA teams across 12 NBA seasons and appeared in 30 games for the Jazz on a $2.6MM veteran’s minimum salary this season before being waived on December 23. He logged 23.8 MPG and was a key defensive cog in the Cavaliers’ most recent trip to the NBA Finals in 2018. The 6’8″ Green is averaging 7.8 PPG and 2.7 RPG and shooting a decent 32.7% from three-point range this season. He could help spell injured Sixers All-Star Embiid in line-ups alongside Al Horford.

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19 thoughts on “Sixers Express Interest In Galloway, Kennard, Green

  1. Jkolti

    I think when it’s all said and done, we will look back at the Sixers like the thunder from 5-10 years ago, how did they not win any championships with all the elite players they had?

      • Jkolti

        I dont know, that’s why I started the statement with I THINK, instead of I KNOW

        • jump shot

          Reading, like basketball, is fundamental, huh? So worried about her/his rebuttal…

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      It’s not really a fair comparison to the Thunder’s utter waste of talent, OKC drafted 3 MVP’s in 3 years (and lost all 3 of them to free agency and terrible trades, but Houston thanks them). Embiid, Simmons, and whatever #3 for Philly hardly compare the the trio of Durant, Harden, and Westbrook.

      • Otogar

        I’d say the Westbrook’s trade is looking pretty good for OKC at the moment. Actually, if you factor in George’s trade, OKC’s off-season has been absolutely brilliant: they have more or less the same ceiling as last year plus a potential star in Shai and loads of picks.

        • jump shot

          Just goes to show that Durant’s decision to leave Westbrook to go ANYWHERE – let alone Golden State – was brilliant.

    • Coach Him

      Your probably right and I keep going back to drafting fultz and wasting picks to get him. The deal caused a chain reaction and ruined their chances of multiple championship runs.
      Picking up both of these guys would really help. I’d give up a 1 and Horford and a couple of those future 2nd round picks and any of the bigs who are bench guys if the pistons are dumb enough to take em. If you are going to keep Simmons which they should, then you have to get guys to spread the floor and can consistently know them down. I even trade Richardson if need be and keep Horford just because Richardson is too streaky and turns it over.

  2. dynasty in boston

    Nothing sad about it. They tank year in and year out and then choose a guy destined for another team’s G-league.

    There is a reason they haven’t won diddly since 1983.

    • DynamiteAdams

      I would say the Sixers have made better draft choices then Danny Ainge. I mean he’s had more of his picks die then make an all star team.

      • dynasty in boston

        Danny thanks you for giving him your pick AND Tatum for Fultz. Try again.

        • As a Philly fan I think that was a dumb statement.
          We totally mucked up that draft getting Fultz and not getting Tatum.
          Plus look at Okafor (one hit wonder) we took him over Porzingod, Myles Turner and Devin Booker. 2016 we took TLC and Korkmaz both SG/SF over Siakim. 2014 KJ McDaniels 1 place over Joe Harris.

          I mean we sucked for years and the only really good picks we did were Embid (3rd), Simmons (1st), Shamet (26th) and Thybulle (20th).

          • Z-A

            How many teams passed on PG13, Kawhi, Joker, Draymond, Giannis…. people miss in the draft a lot. Porzingis wouldn’t workout for the Sixers, and they wanted Russell 110% over Okafor, he was BPA. TLC and Korkmaz are akin to other teams wasted picks. Fultz theoretically was the better prospect alongside Simmons, but he forgot how to shoot. Tatum was who I would have taken at #3 if he was there. Coleangelo was a league imposed sabotage though – that’s his doing, and he shouldn’t get a job in the league again.

  3. udaman

    I don’t see the Pistons trading Kennard.. Galloway and Markief Morris from the Pistons would be nice upgrades for the Sixers bench

  4. Green makes sense as we don’t have to give up anything or match salary’s. But who do they let go to free the roster spot? Neto, Bolden ?

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