Going into the offseason, the Philadelphia 76ers have to consider all their options in free agency, including former players. There are 20 former Sixers players who played in the NBA this past season, with one exception, that could be free agent options this offseason.
These players on this list had to have played in the NBA unless injury prevented them from playing. With that being written, let’s begin.
20. Ignas Brazdeikis, F: Philadelphia 76ers tenure (2020-21)
Having Ignas Brazdeikis on this list gives me chills. He’s a fringe NBA player and fans shouldn’t be surprised if he is in the G-League or overseas next season. The 6-foot-6 forward was on a two-way deal for the Orlando Magic last season, but that this point, the 23-year-old’s NBA career appears to be over.
19. Dakota Mathias, G: Philadelphia 76ers tenure (2020-21)
The 6-foot-4 shooting has an NBA skill in his 3-point shooting. However, in two NBA stints, it hasn’t translated for Dakota Mathias. The 26-year-old played for the Memphis Grizzlies this past season, but he failed to make a good impression. It’s hard to say if he will be in the NBA next season.
18. Norvel Pelle, C: Philadelphia 76ers tenure (2019-20)
Norvel Pelle is an athletic big man who has a high motor. While that’s a skill in itself it hasn’t helped him find a long-term NBA. This past season, the 6-foot-10 center played for the Utah Jazz. At 29-years-old, he’s running out of time to find a permanent home in the NBA. He might be worth a camp invite if the Sixers are looking for a fourth string center.
17. Justin Anderson, G/F: Philadelphia 76ers tenure (2016-18)
Despite no longer being a part of the franchise, Justin Anderson is still a fan favorite from the Sixers’ “Trust the Process” days. The 6-foot-6 forward is a defensive stopper who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers this past season. However, the only reason the 28-year-old isn’t out of the G-League on a permanent basis is due to his lack of growth on offense.
16. Michael Carter-Williams, G: Philadelphia 76ers tenure (2013-15)
Michael Carter-Williams (MCW) once won Rookie of the Year with Philly. Now the 6-foot-6 guard was waived by the Magic after being injured for most of the season. MCW is a solid defender and playmaker, but like Anderson, he’s struggled to score the ball which now might keep the 30-year-old out of the NBA moving forward.