Tony Wroten Carrying Offense Off The Bench For Philadelphia 76ers
Tony Wroten appears to be the Philadelphia 76ers‘ entire offense off the bench. No other bench player scores more than 5.6 points per game. There needs to be answer to the lack of scoring off the bench.
Part of the problem is all the bench players besides Wroten aren’t scorers. The Sixers roster has been depleted so they’re currently on a nine-man rotation. The current list of bench players weren’t expected to contribute offensively aside from Wroten, who was acquired because of his scoring and ability to drive to the hoop.
Saturday night’s 102-92 loss to the New York Knicks was a perfect example. The Knicks had two players score in double-digits, while Wroten remained the only Sixer to do so. However, Wroten only managed 11 points while Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire and guard J.R. Smith each scored more than Wroten with 21 and 14 respectively. In order to succeed, the Sixers need to find another scorer to complement Wroten off the bench.
The Sixers waived center Daniel Orton so they’ll have enough cap space to sign a scorer for a low, non-guaranteed contract considering the deadline for guaranteed contracts has passed. Scorer Jason Richardson won’t be back until after the NBA All-Star break, so the bench will have to find a way to score.
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