In addition to the veterans who worked out Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers spent Tuesday working out multiple G-League prospects.
The Philadelphia 76ers have an open roster spot and need depth, something the front office hasn’t addressed since the Jimmy Butler trade. With several workouts on the docket, that might change soon. It appears as though the Sixers are evaluating their options in free agency.
On Monday, the Sixers brought in four veterans for workouts: Corey Brewer, Brandon Rush, Jamel Artis and Jodie Meeks. Now on Tuesday, the Sixers are holding workouts with three G-League players, two of whom currently play for the Delaware Blue Coats, the team’s affiliate.
Rashad Vaughn, DJ Hogg and Josh Huestis will all make the visit to Camden, according to PhillyVoice’s Kyle Neubeck. Vaughn — a former first-round pick — and Hogg are both players the Sixers have previously invested in, signing Hogg to an Exhibit 10 contract before the regular season and trading for Vaughn.
Huestis spent last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, averaging 2.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per game. While offense isn’t a strong suit, Huestis is an impressive athlete with ample defensive potential. That’s where Philadelphia’s interest likely lies.
Of the trio, Vaughn is probably the most obvious fit. He’s a noted three-point shooter, hitting 37.8 percent of his long-range attempts during the 2017-18 season. Inconsistency has been an issue at the NBA level, but he can space the floor and has room to grow at 22 years old.
Again, the Blue Coats sought out Vaughn via trade, so there’s some degree of commitment/interest there. He’s the most highly touted prospect of the bunch, so keep his name fresh on the mind.
Hogg was another noted shooter in college, hitting 36 percent of his three-point attempts over three seasons at Texas A&M. While personal issues held him back at A&M, Hogg was in the second-round discussion last June. He’s 6-foot-9, allowing him to play either forward spot.
All three fit the Sixers to some degree, even if the lack of NBA experience is worrisome. The Sixers need players who can contribute to winning right away, something none of the three prospects mentioned have accomplished in their brief professional careers.
If the Sixers do sign someone — whether it’s from this group or the veterans worked out Monday — it will probably come via 10-day contract, so the risk is minimal. The Sixers can analyze the fit, see if the player produces, then decide whether or not to cut ties.
UPDATE: The Sixers have signed Corey Brewer to a 10-day contract.