Hey everyone! With buzz about the Philadelphia Sixers circulatiing right now, it’s a great time to take some questions from our fans via Twitter. We were asked things about the NBA Draft, the future of the Sixers, plus some summer league information.
Make sure to follow us on Twitter: @SixerSense to take part in our next mailbag and general Sixers discussion. Without further adieu, let’s get to the questions.
Ah…great question. The simple answer is yes. The only team that has more cap room than the 76ers this offseason are the Phoenix Suns, who are attempting to make a run at LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. Don’t expect the 76ers to make any moves with that much magnitude. The Sixers have been saying all along not to expect much out of them in FA, but Hinkie will probably throw some lines out in the waters to test things out. With the direction the 76ers are heading, the only FA signings this season would be role players that will come in for a season or two to just fill out roster space. Don’t expect anything earth shattering, it won’t happen.
Michael Carter-Williams is going to have to step up again and take most of the scoring bulk. If Thaddeus Young is still on the roster, expect him to put up 16-18 points per game also. Tony Wroten put up 13 per game last season, so I also expect him to repeat that sort of production, especially on this squad. I don’t think any of the draftees are going to surprise us and come in dropping 15 a night. Wouldn’t expect more than 8-12 points from Noel either, he’s going to take a while to develop, especially on the offensive end.
If the 76ers roster stands the way it is, the starting five are: Michael Carter-Wiliams – James Anderson – K.J. McDaniels – Thaddeus Young – Nerlens Noel.
For the 76ers Orlando Summer League roster we have: Aaron Craft (OSU), Tim Frazier (PSU), Sean Kilpatrick (UC), Jakkar Sampson (St. Johns) and Isaiah Sykes (UCF).
For Vegas, the additions are: Melvin Ejim (ISU), Ronald Roberts (Saint Joseph’s) and Scottie Wilbekin (Florida). Frazier, Kilpatrick, Sampson and Sykes will also be with the 76ers in Vegas. Not to mention, Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel are also on both rosters.
The grade for the Sixers draft from myself would be a B+. I can’t give the 76ers an A, because they didn’t draft much talent that is going to be playing this season. However, I thought it was a wonderful draft. My favorite part was Hinkie swindling the Magic for a first-rounder in 2017 and a second-rounder in 2015 to move up two spots — incredible. I’m 100 percent on board with what the 76ers are doing, even though I realize it will take a while to see the product on the court. Sam Hinkie doesn’t want to be a 6-8 seed, he wants to contend for a title and Philadelphia is behind him in this.