Nemanja Bjelica Joining the 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers aren’t retroactively getting their paws on LeBron James or Paul George. They haven’t (yet) made any inroads in the pursuit of Kawhi Leonard, which would basically end their chances of acquiring an established star to pair with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.cheap nfl nike jerseys free shipping

But after landing Wilson Chandler in a trade with the Denver Nuggets, they’re continuing to build up their depth with the signing of Nemanja Bjelica. As reported by Sports Illustrated’s Jake Fischer, the Sixers are acquiring the sharp-shooting power forward with their room mid-level exception, which means he’ll be making $4.4 million in 2018-19 before hitting the open market again next offseason. cheap wholesale nike nfl jerseys

Expect him to immediately slot into the role previously filled by the now-departed Ersan Ilyasova. Bjelica struggles to hold his own on the boards and doesn’t ever resemble a point-preventing ace, particularly when he’s tasked with serving as the last line of defense on the interior. He’s not much of a passer and rarely puts the ball on the floor to create his own looks. cheap nfl jerseys from china nike

But this 30-year-old power forward can stroke the basketball.

During the final go-round of his three-year stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Bjelica took 2.7 triples per game and connected at a 41.5 percent clip—numbers matched or exceeded by only 19 qualified players. That’s exactly what the cheap new nike nfl jerseys Sixers need while looking to provide spacing for the basket assaults embarked upon by Simmons, or when trying to draw defenders away from Embiid as he looks to attack from the blocks. The second unit needs spacers for the drives of Markelle Fultz, as well.

This isn’t a glamorous signing, but it’s a good one all the same.