Philadelphia 76ers: Michael Carter-Williams And Nerlens Noel Are The Only Safe Players

By Alan Gung
Brandon Davies
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The Philadelphia 76ers are terrible. The scary part is that they’re not the worst NBA team, though they’re heading in the direction to become the worst team in the league. They may not have a solution until next season. They should just blow up the team since they’re on the road to Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins. The only players worth keeping are Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel.

The Sixers have hit rock bottom after Saturday night’s 116-106 loss to the league’s worst team, the Milwaukee Bucks, so parting ways with most of the roster is a good idea. Carter-Williams came back in Friday night’s game, but it doesn’t seem like he’s even an answer. Everyone else including Thaddeus Young should be dealt. The Sixers are in good financial standing to sign a few decent free agents as well as draft a few top picks.

None of the players are worth keeping with the exception of this year’s two draft picks. Evan Turner, Lavoy Allen and Spencer Hawes will be free agents. All three have been important pieces on the team, but are expendable.

Turner and Hawes have been having career seasons. Neither are franchise players though. Turner is averaging 19.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and four assists per game and Hawes averages 14.6 points, nine rebounds and 1.56 blocks per game. Those numbers aren’t even good enough to qualify for the All-Star game. Young is also putting good numbers, but not great. He averages 16.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.42 steals per game.

None of them are helping the 8-20 Sixers win. The Sixers are 2-8 the past 10 games. Superstars like LeBron James will be a free agent after this season, so the Sixers should take their chance of signing him or any other free agent this summer since Hawes and Turner probably won’t be back.

Alan Gung is a Philadelphia 76ers writer for Follow him on Twitter @AlanGung, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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