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Sixers Interested In Portland Trail Blazers Free Agent Allen Crabbe

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The Philadelphia 76ers are one of at least three teams interested in the services of Portland Trail Blazers free agent shooting guard Allen Crabbe.

Crabbe would be an ideal shooting guard for the Sixers, but do they have a realistic shot at landing him?
Crabbe would be an ideal shooting guard for the Sixers, but do they have a realistic shot at landing him?
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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:

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.