After days of relative silence, the rumors surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers' free agency plans are getting louder by the day. Per Ian Begley of ESPN New York, Portland's Allen Crabbe is among those on the Sixers' radar:
The 76ers, Nets and Kings are among the teams interested in Portland restricted free agent Allen Crabbe, sources say.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 29, 2016
Crabbe was sort of a breakout star this past season, averaging 10.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game for the Trail Blazers. The former Pac-12 Player of the Year shot nearly 46 percent from the field in 2015-16, and knocked down 112 3s at an impressive 39.3 percent clip.
Crabbe would be an ideal wing player for the Sixers to land this season, but the odds of the 6-6 shooting guard moving east are slim at best. The 24-year-old Crabbe is a restricted free agent, and given the Blazers' favorable cap situation, it's difficult to envision a scenario where they don't match an opposing offer sheet. Crabbe doesn't appear to be in line for a max deal, but a contract in the $15-17M/year range seems reasonable and/or likely.
Four years, $68 million. https://t.co/67pW8wSDpo— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) June 29, 2016