Philadelphia 76ers: Offseason Summary 2020

by December 14, 2020
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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

PlayerTransaction
Tyrese MaxeyDraft (21st)
Isaiah JoeDraft (49th)
Paul ReedDraft (57th)
Danny GreenTrade (OKC)
Terrance FergusonTrade (OKC)
Tony BradleyTrade (DET)
Seth CurryTrade (DAL)
Dwight HowardFree Agency (LAL)
Justin AndersonFree Agency (BRK)
Derrick Walton Jr.Free Agency (DET)

Biggest Acquisitions

  • 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

PlayerTransaction
Al HorfordTrade (OKC)
Josh RichardsonTrade (DAL)
Zhaire SmithTrade (DET)
Alec BurksFree Agency (NYK)
Glenn Robinson IIIFree Agency (SAC)
Raul NetoFree Agency (WAS)
Norvel PelleFree Agency
Marial ShayokFree Agency
Kyle O’QuinnFree Agency

Biggest Losses

  • 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.

All NBA Team Offseason Summaries

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BostonChicagoAtlanta
BrooklynClevelandCharlotte
New YorkDetroitMiami
PhiladelphiaIndianaOrlando
TorontoMilwaukeeWashington
NorthwestPacificSouthwest
DenverGolden StateDallas
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