It’s safe to say the season is over for the Philadelphia 76ers. There may not be much to look forward for the remaining 25 games, however, the Sixers can use it to make an assessment on who stays.
So far, rookies Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel are definitely returning. Same can be said about sixth-man Tony Wroten. He has been quite a pickup. He has a cap-friendly contract and the Sixers got a bargain after acquiring him from the Memphis Grizzlies.
Wroten has one year left on this three-year, $3.5 million deal. He averages 12.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and a steal per game.
Thaddeus Young and James Anderson are the other remaining players not mentioned with who could return. Everyone else probably won’t be back unless they impress for the remainder of the season. To make things worse, the Sixers gave up much potential in Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen for a player who doesn’t want to play in Philadelphia.
Danny Granger looks to be a goner and the Sixers won’t get anything in return but added cap space. They’ll be looking to see how the other players fare.
The 15-42 Sixers are fighting for the top pick, so they won’t be looking at the playoffs even though they are attainable in a weak East. Monday night’s 130-110 embarrassment to the lowly Milwaukee Bucks is the nail in the coffin for a dreadful team, however.
Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie will be looking at maximizing talent while saving money for a franchise with limited resources. The Sixers will be in great financial standing during the offseason, so Hinkie will be cautious.
They found some potential on their current roster. The only problem is finding the right pieces to fit next season’s revamped team.