The 76ers are hurting at point guard. They simply need someone who can run the offense, take care of the ball, in addition to getting stops on the other end of the court.
Enter Matthew Dellavedova.
With rookie Ben Simmons set to take the spotlight in Philly, the Sixers could use a young, veteran point guard to bring stability to the position and take some pressure off Simmons.
Additionally, Sixers coach Brett Brown, who coached in Australia, is a big fan of Dellavedova’s game. He even coached Delly on the 2011 national team.
As CBS Philly’s Andrew Porter wrote, Dellavedova checks all the boxes. He’s a young player, with a great work ethic who can defend and shoot, while bringing championship experience to the table.
Porter also praised Delly’s 3-point shooting, mentioning that he converted 1.3 shots from beyond the arc last season. He also pointed out how Delly was the seventh best catch-and-shoot three-point shooter (47.1-percent) in the league–even better than Klay Thompson (44.2-percent).
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