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The Sixers grabbed some shooters and revamped their roster last night during the NBA Draft.

November 20, 2020
SOURCE: KIM KLEMENT/USA TODAY SPORTS
SOURCE: KIM KLEMENT/USA TODAY SPORTS

The GIST: The Sixers grabbed some shooters and revamped their roster last night during the NBA Draft. 34 days until the first official game, but who’s counting?

🏀Trading up: The Sixers started draft day early by trading power forward Al Horford to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for shooting guard Danny Green. As a part of the deal, the Sixers gave up yesterday’s 34th overall pick and a future pick in 2025.

  • Horford, who signed as a free agent with the Sixers last summer, wasn’t a good fit for a team with too many big men and not enough scorers. Green, a proven shooter, has won titles with three different franchises, including this season with the LA Lakers.

The picks are in: When it came to the actual draft, the Sixers selected Tyrese Maxey No. 21 overall with their first-round pick. Maxey played his first and only college season for the iconic Kentucky Wildcats, and, keeping with the trend, is also a shooter.

  • Later in the night, the Sixers traded for Seth Curry, another strong scorer and new head coach Doc Rivers’ son-in-law. That’ll make for an interesting Thanksgiving dinner.
  • With these three pickups, Rivers is focusing on complementing forwards Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, creating a balanced team which should be able to live up to Philly’s high standards.

🏈Downward spiral: The Eagles take on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, assuming they’re willing to take the field again after last week’s embarrassing play. Kickoff’s at 1 p.m. ET.