The Philadelphia 76ers are tanking and they’re really not trying to make any secrets about it. On the night of the 2013 NBA Draft, they traded away their one All-Star caliber player in Jrue Holiday in exchange for Nerlens Noel, a rookie with upside but who won’t see the floor until at least midway through the 2013-2014 season.
With that move leading the way, the Sixers have continued to make underwhelming additions in free agency, all in the interest of tanking. They also have chosen not to buy out players like Kwame Brown that aren’t part of a long-term future in Philly. Now it seems like they are looking to make another move for the tank-show they are about to put on.
Duhon has played nine years in the NBA and has never really wowed anyone with his skills. In 606 career games he has averaged just 6.5 points, 4.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game while shooting only 39.3 percent from the field and only 36.3 percent from three-point range.
There are two reasons why the Sixers would logically want to enlist the services of Duhon. The first is that they want a player to help bring along and ease in rookie point guards Michael Carter-Williams and Pierre Jackson and the second is that they want to be bad this season. If that’s their intentions in signing Duhon, than it’s a solid move. If they actually think he’s going to help them, then they are seriously mistaken.