Sixers Interested In Jarred Vanderbilt

Reserve Jazz power forward Jarred Vanderbilt has emerged as a potential trade candidate for the Sixers, sources inform Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports.

The Sixers are hoping to shore up their frontcourt depth behind starters Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid. The prime backup at present is the undersized Montrezl Harrell. Fischer writes that Utah’s current asking price for Vanderbilt is a first-round draft selection, as has been previously reported.

Though Vanderbilt is traditionally more of a four than a five, his 6’11” wingspan, ability to defend all three frontcourt positions, and lateral speed could endear him to a Philadelphia club currently lacking much versatility among its bigs.

Vanderbilt is in the second year of a three-season, $13.1MM deal he inked while with the Timberwolves. This season with Utah, the 6’9″ big man out of Kentucky is averaging 8.3 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 2.7 APG, and 1.0 SPG. He was recently demoted to a reserve role with the Jazz, behind Kelly Olynyk and Walker Kessler.

Fischer also confirmed the continued interest of the Pacers in Vanderbilt’s services, which had been previously reported.

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