Did The Sixers Have A Successful Offseason?

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Jan 16, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center

Nerlens Noel

(4) signs autographs for fans prior to agate against the New Orleans Pelicans at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

I would consider this year’s offseason for the Sixers a success. Although I’m still disappointed that they have failed to insert themselves into the free agency market, I feel that they did a good job elsewhere.

The Sixers saw a hole in Embiid, and saw that he was likely going to miss this year, and quickly made up for that with their top-tier draft pick. Getting Okafor was a great move, and I’m very excited to see what type of impact he makes on the team this year. I’m looking for him to make a run at rookie of the year.

The point guard situation could be looked at as a negative, but let’s remember the Sixers now have a surplus of guards to choose from. Just because none of them are seen as true “starting guards,” doesn’t mean that none of the players they have to choose from can’t grow into being just that.

The team signed plenty of guards to take a stab at the starting position, another positive, and another way they’re looking to turn every bad thing into a good thing.

I was impressed with how often they turned bad things into good things.

All in all, the offseason could have been better if they looked towards free agency more, and obviously wouldn’t have been as dismal if Embiid didn’t re-break his foot, but I believe it was successful. This year won’t set them up to be true playoff contenders, but it was a step in the right direction.

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