The landscape of the Eastern Conference has changed drastically over the past month, and the Philadelphia 76ers want to make sure they're not left behind.
Following the departure of LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers, this season could be the best opportunity the Sixers have had in years to claim the title in the Eastern Conference with their promising young roster.
Philly wants to add an interesting player to their roster that can hopefully help them win their first Eastern Conference title since 2001.
According to Keith Pompey of Philly.com, the Sixers are interested in bringing back Kyle Korver to the franchise for the first time in ten years.
Philly wants Korver, and in exchange, they're reportedly going to send Jerryd Bayless to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they may have to include a pick as well in order to entice them.
Korver would be an upgrade from former Sixer Marco Belinelli, who signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs earlier this month.
They need some wings too after their recent involvement in the Carmelo Anthony trade.
The 76ers were part of the three-team Melo trading, as they sent Justin Anderson to the Atlanta Hawks, and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Therefore, bringing Korver back to Philadelphia would help the team fill in a need on the wing. He spent his first four-and-a-half seasons of his career with the 76ers where he was a fan favorite for his 3-point shooting and scoring off the bench.
The 37-year-old will make $7.56 million this season, and he will have a salary of $7.5 million next year, but only $3.44 million is guaranteed. Bayless meanwhile is set to make $8.57 million in the last season of his contract.
The Sixers have been trying to buy the guard out of his contract since he is not expected to play much.
Philly drafted Korver with the number 51 pick in the 2003 Draft. He averaged 10.5 points and shot 40.9 percent in 337 career games with the 76ers before being traded to the Utah Jazz in December 2007.
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