Sixers: Grading every player’s 2021-22 season

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Grading every Sixers player: DeAndre Jordan // F

DeAndre Jordan should not be getting NBA minutes anymore. He’s probably the worst move on Daryl Morey’s resumé since arriving in Philadelphia and Doc Rivers’ insistence on playing him (especially in the postseason) was wholly detrimental to the team.

SG. Sixers. ISAIAH JOE. C.

Grading every Sixers player: Isaiah Joe // C

The Sixers did not play Isaiah Joe enough… again. He deserved an extended chance given the dearth of wing talent on the roster. That said, Rivers did give Joe some minutes throughout the season and the second-year wing could never really separate himself from the pack.

That said, Joe is the only perimeter reserve who has shown any proclivity for consistent defense and consistent 3-point shooting. In a 3-and-D league, the fact that Joe can actually check both boxes is important. The Sixers have a lot of one-way players. Joe has the chance to genuinely contribute both ways. A pivotal third season is upcoming for the 22-year-old. Hopefully he gets a fair chance.

. C. Sixers. PAUL MILLSAP. D

Grading every Sixers player: Paul Millsap // D

Paul Millsap was the least bad of Philadelphia’s two unplayable old backup centers who Doc Rivers nonetheless tried to play. He shouldn’t be with the team next season. He’s still smart and competitive in spirit, but his body can’t keep up anymore.