Aust sharpshooter Broekhoff joins 76ers

The 76ers are in desperate need of outside shooting and Ryan Broekhoff fills the need after sinking 40.3 per cent of his threes in his two years in Dallas.

RYAN BROEKHOFF.
RYAN BROEKHOFF. Picture: Elsa/Getty Images

Australian sharpshooter Ryan Broekhoff is joining Ben Simmons and Brett Brown at the Philadelphia 76ers for their run at the NBA championship.

The 76ers needed to bolster their three-point shooting before the season resumes next month in Orlando.

Broekhoff has been in free agent limbo since the Dallas Mavericks waived him in February and the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown the season.

The Melbourne-born forward was one of the best pure shooters on the free agent market ahead of the season re-start.

Brown, coach of the 76ers and Australian men's Olympics team, is no stranger to the outside threat Broekhoff presents to opposition teams.

The inconsistent 76ers have missed the three-point shooting JJ Redick, who joined the New Orleans Pelicans last year, provided in past seasons.

Broekhoff shot 40.3 per cent on threes in his two years in Dallas.


AAP