The Philadelphia 76ers have a lot of changes to make this offseason, let’s start first with the five players that the team needs to move on from.
The Philadelphia 76ers were swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA playoffs this year. That was certainly not the expectation coming into the season, as many analysts and fans had the Sixers locked in as title contenders.
With the addition of Al Horford, the 76ers saw themselves as direct competition to the Eastern Conference favorites, the Milwaukee Bucks. Instead, they were bounced from the playoffs early by a “small ball” Celtics team and ended up firing their head coach Brett Brown the day after their season ended.
While there were multiple obstacles throughout the season, one being Ben Simmons’ season ending injury right before the playoffs, the 76ers had one obstacle that stuck out from the rest. While many believed Brett Brown was solely responsible for the ineffectiveness of this team down the stretch, it was actually the roster construction that stuck out to me the most. Specifically, the fit of Joel Embiid and Horford on the floor at the same time that ended up proving ineffective along with the serious lack of shooters around them.
Last offseason the 76ers front office made two huge mistakes in trading Jimmy Butler to the Miami Heat and letting JJ Redick walk in free agency. What I’m hoping the 76ers can do this go around is right their wrongs and fix this roster. Do achieve that, they can start by moving on from these five players: