Sixers NBA rumors: Arron Afflalo, Brandon Rush, Haywood Highsmith
Based on Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Sixers held a free-agent exercise this week with veterans Arron Afflalo, Brandon Rush, Sean Kilpatrick, and Delaware Blue Coats guard Haywood Highsmith.
It doesn’t come as a shock to see Philly holding a exercise as they’ve an open roster spot and will use a shooter. However in keeping with EJ Smith of the Philadelphia Inquirer, a crew supply mentioned that the Sixers is not going to be signing anybody from this week’s exercise.
Out of all of the gamers that Philadelphia labored out, Highsmith looks as if a potential candidate to affix the large league membership since he’s already ibn their system. The 6-foot-7, Division II standout from Wheeling-Jesuit College was truly aside of the Sixers’ minicamp roster again in July.
Though he didn’t make the ultimate summer time league roster, Highsmith tried out for Delaware at one among their native tryouts and made the crew.
This season with the Blue Coats, he’s averaging 13.Four factors, 7.7 rebounds, and a pair of.9 assists in 32.7 minutes per recreation. Highsmith can also be taking pictures 39.eight % from the sphere, however a ridiculous 39.6 % from three-point vary on 4.Four makes an attempt per recreation.
Afflalo, who’s an 11-year NBA veteran, spent final season with the Orlando Magic and averaged a disappointing 3.Four factors per recreation. He’s a profession 38.6 % three-point shooter together with his finest season taking place in 2013-14 with the Magic.
Throughout that exact season, he shot a career-high 42.7 % from three-point vary on 4.1 makes an attempt per recreation.
Rush, nevertheless, has not performed within the NBA since 2016-17, which was with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 33-year-old ahead averaged 4.2 factors and shot 38.6 % from three-point vary on 2.Four makes an attempt per recreation within the Twin Cities.
Lastly, Kilpatrick, who’s 28-years-old, has performed with a bunch of NBA groups over his brief NBA profession. The 6-foot-Four guard spent final season with 4 completely different groups (Nets, Bucks, Clippers, Bulls) and shot 31.9 % from three-point vary.