NBA free agency: 76ers looking to fill open roster spot, improve depth, GM Elton Brand says

The 76ers may not be done making roster moves.

Philadelphia already acquired Jimmy Butler, along with Justin Patton, from the Timberwolves in mid-November in exchange for Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington, Dario Saric and a second-round draft pick.

The 76ers have an open roster space and general manager Elton Brand said they’re hoping to add a player who will help improve their depth.

“Very encouraged because we aren’t a finished product yet,” Brand told reports Saturday, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “We added Jimmy Butler in November. That was great, it’s not in February, when you have a bigger adjustment period.

“We have an open roster spot that we’re going to look to fill. There’s opportunity cost there, we don’t want to miss out on something from the buyout market that we might add and miss out on potential trades as the trade deadline comes.”

Brand said the team could look to acquire a forward or center.

“Front-court depth is important to me for what our team needs right now,” Brand said. “We’re not a finished product right now. We’re going to get better.”

The 76ers will face the Celtics in Boston on Tuesday. They’ll enter that matchup with a 22-12 record.