Philadelphia 76ers Player Rankings: Emergence of a star

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15. Zhaire Smith

January Stats: GP 3| MINS 7.0| FG% 16.7| 3P% 0.0| FT% 50.0| TRB 0.7| AST 0.7| STL 0.7| PF 0.7| TOV 0.3| PTS 1.3

Previous ranking: 16th

It took until January and multiple injuries on the roster, but Zhaire Smith finally made his season debut with the Sixers. He himself suffered a minor injury, but sadly when he did play he didn’t show too much on the offensive end. Granted he didn’t get too much playing time, but maybe playing in the G-League for the rest of the season might be a good idea for Smith’s development.

14. Kyle O’Quinn

January Stats: GP 2| MINS 11.0| FG% 50.0| 3P% 33.3| TRB 3.0| AST 1.5| BKL 1.0| STL 1.0| PF 2.0| TOV 0.5| PTS 4.5

Previous ranking: 13th

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Despite being praised as a great pickup this offseason, Kyle O’Quinn only played in two games in January. He’s fallen out of the rotation completely, despite the Sixers being without one of their key big men for most of the month. It’s doubtful he gets much playing time moving forward this season, so he will probably be in the back end of the bench from now end.

13. Trey Burke

January Stats: GP 6| MINS 10.0| FG% 54.2| 3P% 37.5| FT% 33.3| TRB 1.0| AST 1.3| PF 0.7| TOV 0.5| PTS 5.0

Previous ranking: 9th

From a numbers standpoint, Trey Burke didn’t have a bad month. It’s become mind-boggling at this point why he didn’t get more playing time during January. For whatever reason, he just couldn’t prove to head coach Brett Brown that he was the best backup point guard on the roster.