The Sixers have faced incessant criticism about their road record (9-18) this season but they have decided to do something about it. They are adding Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson from the Golden State Warriors, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. The cost is:
76ers have fortified their bench with two veteran scorers and shooters -- Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III. Three second-rounders (Dallas 2020, Denver 2021, Toronto 2022) sent to Warriors.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2020
Derek Bodner, Senior Writer of the 76ers for The Athletic, tweeted the following:
Crucially, this does not include any of the Sixers higher value 2nd round picks (2020 Hawks, 2020 Knicks, 2021 Knicks, 2023 best of Hawks/Hornets/Nets).— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) February 6, 2020
So it’s entirely possible that Elton Brand has more ammo left in the chamber, even after these moves. Sixer fans have been salivating for the possibility of landing Burks, who has had a breakout season, shooting 37.5 percent from deep and generating nearly 5 free throw attempts per game; both crucial statistics for the Sixers.
As for Glenn Robinson III, his father played one season with the Sixers in 2004, and GR3 is shooting 40% percent from deep.
For the Sixers, it’s an agonizingly last minute attempt to flesh out the guard rotation. And as Bodner points out, they may have retained some of their better draft picks and trade assets for more moves to come. Let’s stay tuned.