Morning Sixers – February 17th, 2017

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Updated: Friday, February 17, 2017 07:21 AM

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“Any take on the potential fit of KCP with the Sixers this offseason?”

— Brian

There are a couple of aspects to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s game which make him a very good fit with the Sixers.

* Shooting off the catch. He’s made 38.5% of his 182 catch-and-shoot 3’s so far this season, according to nba.com/stats. He’s been a little bit up and down over his career (34.4% on 157 attempts in 13-14, 37.5% on 325 attempts in 14-15, 32.7% on 263 attempts in 15-16), but that’s kind of the nature of high-volume three-point shooters, especially when so many of his catch-and-shoot looks (~60%) have been contested. Spreading the floor will always be important to get the most out of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, and he’ll do that.

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Derek Bodner

Derek Bodner covers the NBA draft for USA Today and DraftExpress.com. He was previously the 76ers Insider for Philadelphia magazine. Contact Information: derek.bodner@draftexpress.com / @DerekBodnerNBA

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