Start/Bench/Sit with these 3 Sixers players

Sixers, Tyrese Maxey (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

Sixers Start/Bench/Sit — Seth Curry, BENCH

Seth Curry deserves to be praised for how he played for the Sixers this season, especially during the Atlanta Hawks series in which he averaged 21 points per game on 59 percent shooting from the 3-point line on 7.4 attempts per game. With a high volume of shots, especially from beyond the arc, Curry has shown that he can, but doesn’t need to be a No. 2.

Instead, what the Sixers need from him is to be the most efficient shooter on the team, which I think comes from him being that go-to-guy off the bench. Having Curry coming off the bench could potentially allow him to take  more shots and be the focal point of the offense when either Tobias Harris or Joel Embiid are off the court.

A major factor as to why I have Curry as my bench player is his defense. The 6-foot-2 guard has the ability to play respectable defense, but with his lack of quickness and strength he becomes a liability due to his limitations on the defensive end of the court. Being targeted as a defensive mismatch potentially hurts the Sixers going forward, as we have seen in the playoffs — especially during the Hawks series.

The Sixers can’t afford to have stretches of games where Curry can’t be a playable starter on the floor during the important stretches because of his inability to guard the ball making it a perfect fit for him to be an explosive shooter and solid playmaker off the bench.