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Draft prospect Austin Reaves talks workout with Sixers, fit with stars

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Reaves brings exactly what Philadelphia needs: shot creation and shooting.

“They’ve been looking for a shot creator and someone who can create for himself and create for others,” said Reaves. “Looking back at Oklahoma, that was kind of my role, but I’m realistic with myself. I know Joel and Ben’s gonna have the ball in their hands the majority of the time, but just being able to play on the second side with them, and really just make shots on the second side of Joel. I feel like it’ll be a really good fit.”

In two seasons at Wichita State, he shot 45.1% from deep, mostly on catch and shoot opportunities. “Then going with Oklahoma with a role change, I was taking a lot of off dribble 3s. Probably had one of the lowest catch-and-shoot opportunities for 3s, probably in the nation, to be honest, so I feel like that played a role in it, but that’s not a good excuse. I just need to make the shots that I take.”

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