KEY POINTS

  • Lou Williams may consider a reunion with Doc Rivers in Philadelphia
  • Wayne Ellington could be a scoring option that the Sixers need off the bench
  • Philadelphia is looking to add more scoring, making Williams and Ellington as sensible targets

The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the teams expected to be busy before the March 25 NBA trade deadline strikes.

Though a lot of the top names have been linked to the Sixers, it remains that Philly needs to address holes in the rotation, particularly bench scoring.

In a suggested NBA trade scenario, the Sixers could end up landing Lou Williams from the Los Angeles Clippers and Wayne Ellington from the Detroit Pistons.

Williams is no stranger to Rivers, someone who thrived under the watch of the current Sixers coach. Ellington, on the other hand, could be another streak shooter that could boost the bench’s scoring prowess.

For now, the Sixers have only gotten some mileage from Shake Milton. But beyond that, no one on the bench has been known to step up and take the big shots.

The same holds for outside sniping, which makes Williams and Ellington ideal fits.

Wayne Ellington #8 of the Detroit Pistons Wayne Ellington #8 of the Detroit Pistons Photo: Getty Images | Nic Antaya

But getting the two will not be easy. Under the scenario, the Sixers would have to give up Terrance Fergusson, Mike Scott, and a top-16 protected pick to the Pistons.

Detroit would send Delon Wright to the Clippers as part of the suggested three-team trade.

Ellington is shooting 43.3% from the three-point area this season for the Pistons, making him a curious target.

With the Pistons at the cellar of the Eastern Conference, Detroit could be open to a deal as they try to rebuild yet again.

Ellington is set to become a free agent after this NBA season, further making the move out of Motor City sensible.

Lou Williams Lou Williams is a contender for Sixth Man of the Year award. In this picture, Williams #23 of the Los Angeles Clippers looks on during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles, March 4, 2019. Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

As for Williams, he did mention in a previous post that he would rather retire than play elsewhere. But of course, that is subject to change.

Seeing how he thrived under Rivers from 2017 to 2019, playing once again under his old coach could help him rejuvenate his poor NBA season.

This season, Williams has averaged only 12.5 points, 3.7 assists, and 2.3 rebounds under the watch of head coach Tyronn Lue.

Under Rivers, he did way better. In his first season with the 59-year-old coach, the 34-year-old normed 22.6 points, 5.3 assists, and 2.5 rebounds.

Could this fact alone entice the three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year awardee to consider joining the same team where he played from 2005 to 2012?