NBA Rumors: Top 4 Realistic Star Targets For Philadelphia 76ers This Summer

The Philadelphia 76ers' main goal this summer is to add a third impact All-Star to the mix, to join Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey (Paul George, anyone?). But outside of that, who else might they be targeting to add to the roster? They've placed themselves in an enviable spot, with upward of $60 million in cap space. 

Although PG is atop their list, there's still the likelihood that he returns to the LA Clippers. Let's take a look at four players that the Sixers are thought to be targeting if they are unable to reel in the big fish like Paul George (or even if they are).

OG Anunoby

We all thought that it was a slam dunk that Anunoby would be re-signing with the Knicks this offseason—and he still very well might—but a report has emerged that he is likely to test free agency after he declines his $19.9M player option, just to see what else is out there. With Tobias Harris out of the picture, OG could take on a big role in the Philly frontcourt. Let's not forget that head coach Nick Nurse was always a big fan of Anunoby while coaching him in Toronto. 

DeMar DeRozan

Anunoby's former teammate also has the Nick Nurse connection with the Sixers. And if the impending free agent isn't satisfied with where contract talks are going with the Chicago Bulls, it's entirely possible he looks for a winning situation that can pay him handsomely and give him one last shot at a championship. Teaming up with Embiid & Maxey in Philly could be it.

Zach LaVine

Another Bulls holdover, LaVine has been on the trade block for the better part of a year now, as Chicago looks to get out from under the weight of the remainder of his massive contract, which still has three years to run at an average of about $46 million per season. He is the only one of this group that would have to be obtained via trade. If the Bulls are willing to throw in some draft capital as a sweetener, sources say, the Sixers could be interested.

Klay Thompson

The Golden State Warriors' longtime Splash Brother partner to Steph Curry is now a free agent, and it's as yet unknown if he and the Dubs will be able to agree on what he's worth on a new contract going forward. The Warriors have serious tax apron issues, and want to cut down on their tax hit. He's not the perennial All-Star that he once was, but would still add a serious outside threat to the Sixers offense.

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