Sixers look at shooters in D-League workout

Sixers look at shooters in D-League workout

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March 11, 2014, 5:15 pm
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Prospect James Nunnally (No. 2) appeared in four games with the Hawks this season and scored five points against the Sixers on Jan. 31. Nunnally was one of four D-League players brought in to work out for the Sixers on Tuesday.

That the Sixers need shooting is a given, they rank last in the NBA in three-point shooting (30.5 percent). Finding shooters that can instantly help your team in the upcoming NBA draft seems to be a dying breed.

Maybe one of the four D-League players that worked out for the Sixers Tuesday afternoon (according to an NBA source) following the team's practice could fit the bill.

Darius Johnson-Odom is a 6-3 guard averaging 22 points per game playing for the Springfield Armor. He is shooting 45 percent from the floor and 36 percent from three-point range.

Johnson-Odom was selected 55th overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks and played in four games with the Lakers last season.

Scott Suggs is a 6-6 guard who currently plays for the Erie BayHawks. He is averaging 17.6 points per game and shooting 48 percent from the floor and 41 percent from behind the arc.

Kevin Murphy is a 6-5 guard who averages 26.3 points playing for the Idaho Stampede. He is shooting 51 percent from the floor and 39 percent from long distance. Murphy is the D-League’s third-leading scorer. He was the 47th overall pick in 2012 by the Utah Jazz.

The 6-foot-7 James Nunnally recently was traded from the Bakersfield Jam to the Texas Legends. In 33 D-League games this season, Nunnally is averaging 18 points, including three made three-pointers per game.

In January, Nunnally played on back-to-back 10-day contracts for the Atlanta Hawks.

It is an interesting group because all four have attracted NBA interest and all four rank in the top-21 scorers in the D-League this season.

In order for any one of these players to join the Sixers on a 10-day contract, a player on the current roster would have to be let go. With Jarvis Varnado signed for the remainder of the season (see story) the Sixers' roster has the maximum 15 players.