Sixers: Ranking sixth men in the NBA 2022 offseason

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20. Tyus Jones, PG

Last season Tyus Jones was quietly one of the best backup point guards in the NBA. He’s not the flashiest but he makes the right plays and is a good offensive player. It should be noted that Ziaire Williams could very well become the best reserve for the Memphis Grizzlies next season.

19. Otto Porter Jr., F

After winning a title with the Golden State Warriors this past postseason, Otto Porter Jr. joined the Toronto Raptors during the summer. Porter could start for most teams, but he’s an elite 3-and-D reserve who fits into his role.

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18. Eric Gordon, G/F

Once upon a time, Eric Gordon won the Sixth Man of the Year, but now the veteran is set to waste the last of his prime on the rebuilding Houston Rockets. Gordon is a good two-way player and a playoff team should try to trade for him.

17. Andre Drummond, C

Let’s be clear, if Lonzo Ball was set to be healthy at the beginning of the year, then Alex Caruso would be in the spot for the Chicago Bulls and higher on this list. However, that’s not the case and former Sixers reserve Andre Drummond is in this spot. Drummond is one of the best backup centers in the NBA and could start for about half the teams in the NBA.

16. Kyle Anderson, F

After making a name for himself in Memphis, Kyle Anderson has found a new home on the Minnesota Timberwolves this offseason. Anderson’s game is a bit unorthodox, but he can score, defender, and be a playmaker with a second unit. With the “twins-towers” in Minnesota, Anderson could take on a Lamar Odom type of role that he had when the Lakers won titles with Paul Gasol and Andrew Bynum.