Henry Sims and Eric Maynor: Good Chance of Staying With the Philadelphia 76ers

By Alan Gung
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All the players acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers after the trade deadline aren’t expected to be back next season. However, that can change if they perform well for the remainder of the season.

Henry Sims and Eric Maynor are the only ones standing out . Both players are making the most with their limited time in Philadelphia. If they keep playing well, the Sixers will bring them back at a low price.

The Sixers hired general manager, Sam Hinkie to go bargain shopping. Sims, Maynor or anyone else playing well in the final year of their contract could be what Hinkie is looking for. Hinkie did pull a deal to acquire Tony Wroten, who has been a pleasant surprise this year. Wroten is receiving consideration for sixth-man of the year.

Sims and Maynor posted some solid numbers since coming to Philadelphia. Sims is averaging seven points and 5.5 rebounds with the Sixers. He scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in the loss to the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. His size gives him an inside advantage over opponents.

Sims has been solid so far. The same can be said for Maynor. The former VCU star had a slow Sixers debut. He took a big step in the next game against the Magic, scoring 13 points and pulling down four rebounds in only 18 minutes off the bench. Maynor’s quickness and accuracy will come in handy as a backup for starting point guard, Michael Carter-Williams.

There are still 24 games remaining and anything can change within that time frame. Both players will most likely sign elsewhere or be used as a trade chips. If they do return, they can expect to play significant minutes.

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


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