5 Former 76ers Still Unemployed After Free Agency Week 1

There are some familiar faces still available on the open market.
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Landry Shamet

Shamet was a first-round pick by the Sixers in the 2018 NBA Draft. After a promising start to his rookie season where he hit over 40% of his threes, he was traded to the Clippers as part of the Tobias Harris trade. We unfortunately know how that end of that deal worked out for the Sixers.

Things didn't go much better for Shamet, either. Since then, the former Wichita State standout bounced around the league, spending time with Brooklyn, Phoenix, and Washington after his Clippers tenure. He was recently released by the Wizards who didn't want to pay him $11 million for next season.

Shamet cleared waivers and is now a free agent. A career 38.4% three-point shooter, Shamet will almost certainly find a guaranteed contract. He needs to improve in other aspects of the game, however, to become a solid rotation player in the league.

Robert Covington

One of the biggest success stories of The Process Sixers, Covington just wrapped up his second stint in Philadelphia. RoCo was acquired by the Sixers as part of the James Harden trade last season but didn't make the impact GM Daryl Morey was hoping for.

In his younger days, Covington was one of the best three-and-D players in the league. He protected the rim, guarded multiple positions, and got a ton of steals while hitting threes at a solid volume and accuracy. The 33-year-old combo forward is obviously not that level of player anymore.

However, he still deserves another contract. He should get a veteran minimum deal from a contender as a deep bench option. With his experience and skillset, he could still be a contributor in Philadelphia.