Philadelphia 76ers: Ranking Joel Embiid’s backups up to 2022

Philadelphia 76ers, Joel Embiid (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Greg Monroe (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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16. Mike Scott

Mike Scott landed in Philly as a part of the Tobias Harris trade back in the 2018-19 season. He was primarily a power forward for the Philadelphia 76ers, but towards the end of his stint, he played a small ball center role. The idea was it was going to unlock his 3-point shooting. It did so to a small extent, but due to his 6-foot-7 frame, it wasn’t successful, especially on the defensive end.

15. Greg Monroe

It’s true that Greg Monroe was the defensive liability that hurt the Sixers significantly in the 2019 playoff run, but his offensive production was hard to argue with. It can be argued he’s one of the better offensive players on this list. However, defensive issues have changed him from a borderline All-Star to a fringe NBA player.

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14. Norvelle Pelle

The 76ers brought in Norvelle Pelle from the G-League during the 2019-20 season from the G-League. In terms of athleticism, there are few players on this list who can compare. That athleticism made him a passable defender. However, his lack of instincts on that end and offensive limitations have made him a fringe player.

13. Charles Bassey

Charles Bassey is one of Embiid’s current two backups on the roster right now. Defensively, Bassey has high potential, but he doesn’t have the softest hands on offense at this point in his career. However, the Sixers can continue to have him develop in the G-League if they want if they sign another backup entering this season.