Philadelphia 76ers is looking for some new players after Jimmy Butler left the team in the free agency. While Butler joined the team of Miami Heat, the 76ers extended the contract of Ben Simmons at a huge salary. The 76ers are now looking at the potential veteran players and Joe Johnson could be the next name in their team.
As per the reports, Johnson is set to meet with the 76ers on Thursday for a workout and training session. Along with that, the 76ers are also eyeing their former star Spencer Hawes and could offer him a deal for the final place in their roster. Big 3 NBA league is one major reason for the players to make a comeback. The 76ers team could make a deal with Johnson and Hawes soon for the NBA 2019-20 season.
From Big Three to NBA
Joe Johnson last played for the Rockets from where his journey in the main NBA league ended. But he joined the Big 3 league of Ice Cube and proved his worth to everyone. Johnson was named as the MVP for the Big three league and is ready to make a comeback.
The 38-year-old shooting guard/small forward has a career average of 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.9 rebounds. Johnson has been playing since 2001 and has a total of seven times NBA All-Star appearance. The 76ers needs to hurry to make a deal with Joe as teams such as Clippers and Bucks are also showing interest in the veteran.
Spencer Hawes Deal
Spencer Hawes is also on the trade radar of Philadelphia team and a workout session is also scheduled for him. The 76ers wants to top the Eastern Conference side in NBA and the two veterans could play an important part in the deal. Hawes has already played with the 76ers between 2010 and 2014 with an average of 10.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
Philadelphia can release their guard Trey Burke in order to free up their cap space up to $810,000. Most of the reports say that the deals with Johnson or Hawes could be finalized within the first week of October.