A number of weeks up to now, Dallas Mavericks veteran Reggie Bullock took just a few images with some friends of his. After they posted the pictures on social media, the captions referred to Bullock as a result of the “subsequent Sixer” whereas stating the veteran insinuated he was “going to Philly subsequent.”
As an alternative of downplaying the captions immediately, Bullock merely re-posted his friends’ distinctive posts with out comment. As anticipated, Bullock’s willpower to not deny he may very well be a member of the Sixers introduced on pretty the stir.
Social media went proper right into a frenzy with speculation. As a result of it appeared Bullock was Philly-bound, the Mavs veteran in the end wanted to downplay the state of affairs by sending out a tweet to kill the rumors.
Weeks later, a Bullock commerce not at all surfaced. Nonetheless, the offseason is solely getting started. Whereas there hasn’t been rather a lot precise traction with a Sixers-Mavericks commerce, it’s one factor that might happen afterward down the street. And currently, Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley put collectively a mock commerce, exhibiting a attainable deal that might go down between Philly and Dallas.
A Check out the Commerce
On this fake commerce state of affairs, the Sixers would ship out the defensive standout Matisse Thybulle, the Turkish sharpshooter Furkan Korkmaz, and a protected future first-round select for Reggie Bullock.
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“Now, sending out a first-round select for a non-star is harmful, nonetheless the reward is probably value it. The Sixers aren’t faraway from planning a championship celebration. Within the occasion that they assume Bullock is perhaps the final word piece to get them over the hump, then this isn’t a extreme worth to pay.”
Six months up to now, the Sixers may’ve thought-about Matisse Thybulle untouchable based totally on his defensive price and attainable offense upside. Nevertheless as Thybulle’s offense stays a bit in progress, it’s becoming extra sturdy to go looking out him a continuing place inside the starting lineup and off the bench.
As for Korkmaz, he can catch lightning in a bottle, nonetheless he’s faraway from fixed. After a scorching start to the 2021-2022 season, Korkmaz in the end carried out himself out of the rotation and wanted to battle his strategy once more into it. Although Korkmaz started participating in as soon as extra, his time on the courtroom was inconsistent.
Bullock would provide the Sixers consistency on offense and safety. Whereas freely giving youthful avid gamers and a future draft select for a 31-year-old place participant is probably a difficult seek for the way in which ahead for the franchise, it’s a win-now switch, which has been Daryl Morey’s approach for the 2022 offseason.
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