Did The Sixers Have A Successful Offseason?

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Jan 13, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard

Tony Wroten

(8) shoots in front of the defense of Atlanta Hawks guard

Dennis Schroder

(17) during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The point guard position is one of the most crucial parts to a starting lineup. After all, that’s the player bringing the ball up the court, setting plays, and assisting the team. It’s the player who initiates just about everything that isn’t a fast break or forced turnover.

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Too bad for the Sixers, they still don’t know who’s taking the responsibility of holding that role. Plenty of names have been brought up. Isaiah Canaan seems to be a decent option. Ish Smith seems to be one of the fan’s favorites, despite the fact that he has yet to be re-signed.

Pierre Jackson and Scottie Wilbekin were both signed, and I like either of them at the position, too, out of the candidates currently on the Sixers’ squad. They both bring things to the table that I like to see in a starter, but still, don’t show anything that isn’t easily replaceable.

My favorite hypothetical move is Tony Wroten making the switch to point guard as he recovers from his knee injury. His 16.9 points per game and 5.2 assists last season impressed me.

Then there’s those who are looking towards the outside hire. Some on Reddit even suggested looking at Mario Chalmers since the Miami Heat are looking to dump his salary. We posted on it, and overwhelmingly, lots of people like the idea of Chalmers.

Still, some do not like the idea.

All in all, the point is that it’s anyone’s guess who will get the starting position. We can speculate all we want, but we have no idea who is starting. I think that was the biggest failure of the Sixers’ offense, but it can also be looked at as a bright side.

The Sixers still have time to figure it out. Training camp hasn’t started, nor has the preseason. All of this time left for the regular season with no named starter will keep candidates motivated to play well. Even throughout the year, they could be replaced at any given time after being named starter, and will be playing at the highest level possible.

To me, the point guard situation is the worst part of the offseason, and that hasn’t even been that big of an issue. Now let’s talk about some (mostly) positive moves made this offseason.

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