The Philadelphia 76ers are going to have to blow their star duo up if they can’t live up to their potential in 2020-21. Not only do the Sixers now have a new coach (Doc Rivers) that has playoff experience, they have a new president (Daryl Morey) that understands the importance of 3-point shooting and building around your stars.
Philadelphia will have a totally revamped roster as they attempt to make a deep run in the 2021 NBA Playoffs.
Sixers Roster Additions
|Tyrese Maxey||Draft (21st)|
|Isaiah Joe||Draft (49th)|
|Paul Reed||Draft (57th)|
|Danny Green||Trade (OKC)|
|Terrance Ferguson||Trade (OKC)|
|Tony Bradley||Trade (DET)|
|Seth Curry||Trade (DAL)|
|Dwight Howard||Free Agency (LAL)|
|Justin Anderson||Free Agency (BRK)|
|Derrick Walton Jr.||Free Agency (DET)|
- Seth Curry: The Philadelphia 76ers have their primary playmaker and pure passer in Ben Simmons but they’ve long needed a modern-day point guard that can excel from the perimeter. Curry, a career .443 percent shooter from deep, fits that description.
- Danny Green: Danny Green is another superb sharpshooter that’ll space the floor for Simmons and Joel Embiid. He also replaced Josh Richardson as a dependable perimeter defender, while having the added benefit of being a three-time NBA champion that knows what it takes to win it all.
Sixers Roster Subtractions
|Al Horford||Trade (OKC)|
|Josh Richardson||Trade (DAL)|
|Zhaire Smith||Trade (DET)|
|Alec Burks||Free Agency (NYK)|
|Glenn Robinson III||Free Agency (SAC)|
|Raul Neto||Free Agency (WAS)|
|Norvel Pelle||Free Agency|
|Marial Shayok||Free Agency|
|Kyle O’Quinn||Free Agency|
- Al Horford: Al Horford didn’t work out in Philly, plain and simple. Despite being one of the most skilled big men in the league, and a two-way player who has made every team he was on prior to landing with the Sixers better, the fit was forced and Philadelphia failed to utilize his talents correctly.
- Josh Richardson: Josh Richardson was once seen as one of the up-and-coming 3-and-D wings and now that the Philadelphia 76ers have moved him, perhaps he’ll re-establish his strong reputation. However, Richardson did do fairly well in his time with the Sixers, averaging 13.7 points per game.