76ers News:An NBA icon shares insights on the 76ers’ acquisition of…

By the end of the trade deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers had made an array of moves.

Among the most notable was acquiring Buddy Hield from the Indiana Pacers.Hield has been connected to the Sixers for a few years now, and finally finds himself in Philly. Daryl Morey was able to acquire the sharpshooting guard in exchange for Marcus Morris, Furkan Korkmaz, and draft compensation. Since this trade became official, many have expressed how this was a good move for the Sixers. Among those to express their approval in the deal was NBA legend Magic Johnson. The Hall of Fame point guard took to Twitter/X to share his thoughts on what Hield brings to the Sixers. Due to the Sixers dealing with multiple injuries at the moment, Hield saw himself immediately thrown into the mix for his new team. Despite having minimal time to prepare, he’s managed to already be an impactful piece for the Sixers.On Monday night, Hield had by far his best performance in a Sixers’ uniform. In 35 minutes against the Cleveland Cavaliers, he finished with 24 points, four rebounds, and eight assists. Hield did this on 9-for-13 shooting from the field, including going 5-for-8 from beyond the arc.

According to Magic, Hield’s proficiency in three-point shooting is what positions him as an excellent fit for the Sixers. Given that Joel Embiid serves as the primary focus of the offense, creating adequate spacing is crucial for him to exploit defenses in the mid-range zone. With an effective and prolific shooter like Hield on the court, it’s expected to simplify matters for the reigning MVP upon his comeback.

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