The Philadelphia 76ers have an impressive roster entering this season, but how many of their former players are still in the NBA?
The Philadelphia 76ers have a lot of talented players on their roster entering this season. However, the franchise has had talented players on past rosters as well. Some aren’t in the NBA any and some are. Currently, there are 31 players on 21 NBA rosters this preseason that have played at least one game for the Sixers.
In the grand scheme of things, Evan Turner was a bust as the second overall pick back in the 2010 NBA Draft. In his four season tenure with the 76ers, Turner only averaged 11.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists. His scoring average with Philly was the highest he’s ever had with any team in his career. He was eventually traded to the Indiana Pacers by former general manager Sam Hinkie.
Turner also played for the Boston Celtics for two seasons. For the past three seasons, Turner has been a role player off the bench for the Portland Trail Blazers. He was traded this past summer to the rebuilding Atlanta Hawks.
The Sixers acquired Wilson Chandler in the summer of 2018 as a salary dump move by the Denver Nuggets. During his short tenure with the 76ers last season, he was a solid defender, but was a shell of his former self on the offensive end. With Philly, he averaged 6.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
Before ending up on the Sixers, Chandler has suited up for the Nuggets and New York Knicks . Chandler was apart of the trade that landed the Sixers Tobias Harris last season form the Long Angeles Clippers. Chandler signed with the Brooklyn Nets this offseason, but will be serving a 25 game suspension for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy.