3 Shooters the 76ers Can Target Ahead of the NBA Trade Deadline

Davis Bertans
The Philadelphia 76ers are in need of some help shooting the ball. | Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

The Philadelphia 76ers are already a solid squad, but one of their weak points is shooting from range. They rank 17th in points per game, and their 35.9% shooting percentage from downtown is 13th in the NBA. For a contender, those numbers need to improve. It seems, according to Tim MacMahon, that they're planning to address their shooting needs at the trade deadline. These three guys in particular could prove to be targets for them on the trade market.

3. Luke Kennard - Detroit Pistons

Luke Kennard
Luke Kennard has been a quality shooter in the 2019-20 NBA season. | Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

In his third year in the NBA, Luke Kennard has settled in nicely to his role as one of the Detroit Pistons' strongest shooters. He is averaging 15.8 points per game this year while shooting just a tick below 40% from three-point territory. Though injuries have been a problem for him at times this year, there's nothing not to like about what he could add to this Sixers team.

2. Jae Crowder - Memphis Grizzlies

Jae Crowder
Memphis Grizzlies v Golden State Warriors | Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

With the Memphis Grizzlies far from playoff contention, they could be looking to move veteran winger Jae Crowder in order to acquire some future assets. With the Sixers looking to contend in the East, adding Crowder, who's averaging 10.4 points and 6.1 rebounds while hitting 1.9 3's per game. His percentage is down right now, but he is capable of draining the deep ball with the best of them, and could hopefully rediscover his form in a new city.

1. Davis Bertans - Washington Wizards

Davis Bertans, Tobias Harris
Bertans has been one of the best shooters in the NBA for some time now. | Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Bertans has been nothing short of brilliant this year. The 27-year-old Latvian has once again established himself as an elite shooter, sinking 44.9% of his shots from the field. He's drilling an average of 3.8 3-pointers per game for the Washington Wizards this year, and he could add an extra dimension to the 76ers' game that could take them from the middle of the pack to the cream of the crop in the Eastern Conference.