Bertans is flat our one of the best shooters in the league, and Sixers fans are plenty familiar with Covington’s capable 3-and-D ways, even if it has been a relative down shooting season for him so far. Rookie Matisse Thybulle is a defensive wizard and emerging 3-point shooter that would certainly raise some antennas, but as O’Connor reports, “League sources say the Sixers would be reluctant to deal him.”
Philly might have to throw in a future draft pick to make a true needle-moving deal.
The Sixers do have a recent history of in-season moves for shooters that really impacted their team. There were times in the playoffs when Simmons was running up-tempo with shooters all around him that the Sixers looked like they were about to explode straight into title contention ahead of schedule.