Hollis Thompson was one of the main staples of the Sixers during the early years of head coach Brett Brown’s tenure. Thompson was one of the team’s few reliable 3-point shooters during Philly’s rebuilding. In three and a half seasons with the 76ers, he averaged 7.9 points on 38.9 percent shooting from downtown.
Sadly, Thompson didn’t provide much more than above average 3-point shooting for Philly and could never develop any other skills. He had a brief stint with the Pelicans after his time with the Sixers ended. In the 2017-18 season, he played overseas. Last seaosn he played in the G-League and he’s currently on a partially guaranteed deal with the Kings.
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Marco Belinelli is the definition of the NBA journyman as he’s played for nine teams in 12 seasons. He’s played for the Warriors, Raptors, the then New Orleans Hornets, Bulls, Spurs, Kings, Hornets and Hawks prior to signing with the Sixers half way through the 2017-18 season. With the 76ers the sharpshooter averaged 13.6 points on 38.5 percent of his 3-pointers.
Belinelli went back to the Spurs in the summer of 2018 on a two-year deal. San Antonio didn’t shoot a lot of 3-pointers last season, so Belinelli was an important reserve for them last season and figures to have a similar role this season.
Ish Smith is the second player on this list that has had two separate stints with Philly. His first stint came in the 2014-15 season and the second one came in the 2015-16 season. During both stints, he ended up averaging 13.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.3 steals. He was one of the few stable point guards that Philly had during “The Process”.
Like Belinelli, Smith is the definition of a journeyman. Besides the 76ers, he’s also played for the Rockets, Grizzlies, Warriors, Magic, Bucks, Suns, Thunder, Pelicans and most recently the Pistons. He signed with the Wizards this offseason and figures to have a significant role to begin the season with both Isaiah Thomas and John Wall dealing with injuries.
Considering the constant turnover of players in the NBA, it’s impressive that the Philadelphia 76ers still have 31 alumni active in the league.