Sixers: Who should get cut (or traded) before the season?

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Sixers on the chopping block: Trevelin Queen

Trevelin Queen won G-League MVP after his electric 2021-22 campaign with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Naturally, with the Vipers being a Rockets subsidiary, Queen was on Daryl Morey’s radar. The Sixers signed him to a partially guaranteed minimum deal early in the summer.

With a bumpy Summer League performance in the rearview mirror, Queen is probably the most likely player to get cut before the regular season. There’s just not space for him on the roster, and he has spent less time around the franchise than others competing with him at the same position.

There are merits to Queen as a prospect: he’s a bouncy, explosive wing scorer at 6-foot-6. He has good size for an off-guard and the Sixers have long craved more shot-making off the bench. Queen is a confident pull-up shooter with a beautiful stroke and a nifty step-back move in his repertoire. Queen can also work without the basketball, running off of screens and hitting shots on the move. He has the kind of shooting versatility that would pair nicely with Joel Embiid.

Unfortunately, Queen’s lack of NBA experience (and more importantly, Sixers experience) will probably leave him searching for a new basketball home after training camp. He’s probably too good for the G-League, but he might not be good enough to make the big league leap.