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Sixers ratings: House, Petrusev, Winston, Springer

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The Sixers recently signed forward Daniel House as a free agent, giving him all of their semi-annual exception worth $8.4 million over two years, including a player option in the second season. With that in mind, PhillyVoice.com’s Kyle Neubeck explores what House can bring to the Philadelphia roster.

As Neubeck details, most of House’s offensive value lies in his ability to hit outside shots, which he has done with inconsistent results at this point in his career. Since he’s more of a ceiling lifter than a floor lifter, House tends to shoot a lot better when he doesn’t have to create for himself, which could bode well for the Sixers, since he will be reunited with James Harden.

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For example, in 16 games with the rebuilding Rockets last season, House shot just 29.4 percent from three points, but that number jumped to 41.5 percent in 25 games with Utah. Overall, he holds a career depth rating of 36.6%, which is quite respectable (for context, the league average was 35.4% in 2021/22 and 36, 7% in 20/21).

It was on the other side of the ball that House had the most impact, writes Neubeck. The Jazz were significantly better defensively when House was on the court and he proved capable of holding multiple positions, as well as playing multiple schemes.

Ultimately, Neubeck thinks if House can find some consistency, he’ll have a good chance of surpassing his contract and helping the Sixers.

Here’s more on the Sixers:

  • Philip Petrusev has a strong desire to move to the NBA, but there may not be a spot on the roster in 22/23, writes Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer. “I think every player wants to come as soon as possiblesaid Petrusev. “I wanted to come last year, if you asked me. Yeah, for sure, whenever the time is right, I’ll be ready.” Philadelphia selected the Serbian big man with the 50th pick in the 2021 draft, then hid him overseas last season. He said he plans to continue signing one-year contracts in Europe to ensure he’s available every offseason if things don’t work out this summer, according to Pompey.
  • Cassius Winston, the 53rd pick in the 2020 Draft from Michigan State, struggled to make an impact in his first two NBA seasons, both of which were played on two-way contracts with the Wizards. League rules prevent players from staying back and forth with the same team for more than two seasons, and the Wizards weren’t interested in converting him to a standard deal, so he’s trying to make the most of his opportunity with the Philadelphia Summer League. team, as relayed by Gina Mizell of The Philadelphia Inquirer (subscriber link). “It happensWinston said of ending his time with the Wizards. “I feel like I had a very good season last year. I have a feeling they thought so too. It’s just that some things don’t work that way. Now I’m back in an opportunity where I can get out here and find a good organization, find a good team – someone who believes in me, someone who trusts me to throw me out there. That’s why I’m here.”
  • In another story for PhillyVoice.com, Neubeck shares his Summer League observations so far. According to Neubeck, first round 2021 Jaden Springer looked rough around the edges and didn’t show he was able to hide his dribbling and driving weaknesses, so he’s going to have to improve his shooting to have any chance of getting minutes up front. Springer only appeared in two games for a total of six minutes as a rookie last season, spending most of his time in the G League, where he shot just 24.1% from deep in 20 games. regular season with the Delaware Blue Coats, the Philadelphia affiliate.

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