As the decade comes to an end, it’s good to look back at players who helped define a this last 10 years of Philadelphia 76ers basketball.
The last 10 years for the Philadelphia 76ers was a crazy ride for fans. Starting from the 2009-10 season to present day, the Sixers have gone through a lot of changes. All those changes were necessary to get to where the team is now as a title contender.
This decade had several defining moments for the 76ers such as: the hiring of Sam Hinkie and the beginning of “The Process”, the multiple top lottery picks, the end of “The Process” and the Hinkie era, “Burner Gate” with former president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo and his wife, the weird Markelle Fultz injury saga, and for the last two seasons Philly has been in the title contending conversation.
There’s no doubt that the team has had it’s defining moments throughout the last decade, but there has been players that have defined this past 10 years of Sixers basketball as well. That group of players make up an All-Decade starting five, plus a pair sixth men (explained later).
This group of players was decided by our writers here at The Sixer Sense. There were several players that our writers general agreed upon and some that weren’t universally recognized as a part of the All-Decade starting five. Before getting into the playes that were agreed upon, there are some honorable mentions that should be recognized.
Below will list the player, the length of their tenure(s) with Philly and their career stat with the franchise.
- Allen Iverson (1996-2006* and 2009-10* season): 27.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 2.3 steals.
- Lou Williams (2005-2012): 11.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists.
- Nerlens Noel: (2014-2017*): 10.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.6 blocks.
- Dario Saric (2016-2018*): 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
- J.J. Redick (2017-2019): 17.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
- Tobias Harris (2019*): 19.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists.
An asterisk (*) denotes that they didn’t start or finish a full season with the 76ers.
With the honorable mentioned now listed, it’s time to dive into who made the All-Decade starting five.