The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly acquired guard Alec Burks and forward Glenn Robinson III from the Golden State Warriors for three second-round draft picks according to Shams Charania of The Atheltic.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2020
All of the second-round picks the Warriors would acquire are coming from different teams, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. A 2020 pick from Dallas, a 2021 pick from Denver, and a 2022 pick from Toronto. With two players coming in and none going out, the Sixers still have some work to do. Woj adds that there are still additional trades Philadelphia is working on to create the necessary roster space.
Sixers are working on additional trades to create roster spots needed to add Burks and Robinson III, league sources tell ESPN. Without a deal before the 3 PM ET deadline, Philadelphia will have to waive two players.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
Philadelphia has been searching for answers in a season that has gone up and down. Despite the offseason addition of Al Horford, the offense continues to be work in progress. In acquiring Burks and Robinson III, they have added two quality bench shooters. The Sixers are 23rd in the NBA in 3-point field goal attempts and 20th in 3-point field goal percentage. Burks is shooting a poor 40.7% from the field, but 37.5% from behind the arc. Robinson III is having a nice rebound season for the Warriors, averaging 12.9 points per game on 48.1% from the field.
Golden State filled out their roster this past offseason with Burks and Robinson III, so to turn them into future assets is a positive. The Sixers are at a critical point in this season’s championship run, so the move to acquire shooting was necessary.