Philadelphia 76ers covered a need by acquiring George Hill from OKC Thunder at the trade deadline. The franchise tried to trade for Kyle Lowry, however the Raptors’ asking price for the guard was considered too steep.
Morey talked on the trade deadline, and the options the Sixers had during Thursday. The Sixers’ president of basketball operations shared his excitement for acquiring Hill.
“I can’t specifically address a player on another team, but obviously, at the trade deadline, you have lots of options,” said Morey. “There’s a lot of speculation about options that are out there. All I can say is, we’re very excited about the option we ended up with.”
Hill is considered a solid acquisition being a career 38.7% shooter from deep. He’s also a veteran playmaker with a tone of postseason experience.
Philadelphia was reportedly close to finalizing a deal for Lowry. The Raptors reportedly asked for Matisse Thybulle and rookie Tyrese Maxey along with two first-round picks. Lowry is expected to be a free agent after the season.
“We also kept all of our important assets going forward,” Morey continued. We really felt good about this option. It allows us to really upgrade our team for the playoff wars to come and at the same time, keep all our bullets if an option in the future becomes available.”