Philadelphia 76ers: Updated Depth Chart Following the NBA Draft

Philadelphia 76ers Depth Chart

Philadelphia 76ers
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The Philadelphia 76ers will head into next season with the goal of another tank in mind. After drafting Joel Embiid with the No. 3 overall pick, it’s clear the Sixers still have a complete rebuild in mind and for that to happen, you have to have a subpar roster. Luckily for the Sixers, they do. But someone has to start and here’s how the depth chart should fill out.

Point Guard

Michael Carter-Williams
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Point Guard

Michael Carter-Williams
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1. MCW
2. Pierre Jackson
3. Vasilije Micic
4. Casper Ware

Outside of Michael Carter-Williams, the Sixers don’t have a point guard who has solidified himself in the rotation. Unless MCW is going to play heavy minutes running the show, one of these guys will have to step up and take control of the backup role.

Shooting Guard

Hollis Thompson
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Shooting Guard

Hollis Thompson
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1. Hollis Thompson
2. Tony Wroten
3. Elliot Williams
4. Jason Richardson

The shooting guard is an area for the Sixers where they have several options, but none are too enticing. The starting job really is up for grabs, but based on the flashes of brilliance he displayed last season; this should be Hollis Thompson’s job to lose.

Small Forward

K.J. McDaniels
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Small Forward

K.J. McDaniels
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1. K.J. McDaniels
2. Jordan McRae
3. Jerami Grant

The Sixers will have an intriguing situation at small forward with three rookies. This job will likely go to K.J McDaniels, who is undoubtedly the most talented, But Jordan McRae and Jerami Grant will see their fair share of time running the wing as well.

Power Forward

Thaddeus Young
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Power Forward

Thaddeus Young
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1. Thaddeus Young
2. Arnett Moultrie
3. Jarvid Varnado
4. Brandon Davies

It’s a no-brainer that Thaddeus Young will be the starter as power forward for as long as he’s in Philadelphia. Outside of him, there really isn’t a solid backup so it will be a toss-up between Moultrie, Barnado and Davies for minutes.

Center

Nerlens Noel
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Center

Nerlens Noel
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1. Nerlens Noel
2. Henry Sims
3. Joel Embiid (out)

Nerlens Noel is finally ready to debut and on that night, he’ll be the center hearing his name called in the staring lineup. Outside of Noel, Henry Sims will see a lot of playing time and could also play in the lineup along-side Noel until we see the anticipated debut of Joel Embiid.

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