5. Thabo Sefolosha
At 35 years old, Thabo Sefolosha is on the decline. He’s no longer a prolific 3-and-D reserve, instead hovering on the outskirts of Utah’s rotation last season. He appeared in 50 games, averaging 3.8 points in 12.2 minutes per contest.
The Sixers are in title contention, however, and Thabo still has some left in the tank. As his career draws closer to its end, there’s reason to believe Sefolosha will prioritize winning. The Sixers can offer a legitimate championship path.
Sefolosha can play the three and four spots, standing 6-foot-7 with a sturdy 220-pound frame. As his athleticism regresses, it’s reasonable to assume his most valuable position is the four. Given Philadelphia’s frontcourt logjam, however, Thabo would likely end up slated as a three in Brett Brown’s rotation.
In limited playing time, Sefolosha was still an effective shooter last season. He hit 43.6 percent on his 1.6 deep attempts per game, continuing a recent positive trend. He’s someone the Sixers can rely on the hit spot-up jumpers, functionally attack closeouts and fill minutes on the wing.
A few factors — age, position and team need — keep Sefolosha at No. 5 on this list.