Sixers: 3 takeaways from Las Vegas Summer League play 2022

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3 takeaways from Las Vegas Summer League: The Delaware Blue Coats will be essential moving forward

Let’s be clear, the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors have been the best at identifying as well as growing talent in the G-League for some time now. However, if the Sixers are going to continue to add cheap talent without half of their first round picks moving forward, then the Delaware Blue Coats have to be a bigger part of their player development program.

Michael Fosters Jr. seems bound to the Blue Coats thanks to him signing an Exhibit 10 deal with Philly. Malik Ellison has also played well enough to deserve an Exhibit 10 contract as well. The argument that both Aminu Mohammed and Tyler Bey have also impressed well enough to deserve a look on the Blue Coats roster next season can be made.

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The Blue Coats would also be helpful to the development of Charlie Brown Jr., Jaden Springer, Charles Bassey, and Julian Champagnie. If Delaware head coach Coby Karl can develop that group of young players, it would be a big feather in his cap. It should be noted Karl is the son of former NBA head coach George Karl.

At the end of the trip in Las Vegas, three things should be clear for the Sixers. Champagnie has proven he isn’t ready to play in the NBA, the Philadelphia 76ers need more center depth, and the Blue Coats are essential to player development moving forward.

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