Gerald Henderson Jr. (2016-17)
Henderson was a lottery pick out of Duke in the 2009 draft. At a time when one-and-done college basketball players became popular, Henderson played three seasons at Duke before declaring for the NBA Draft. Following his junior year where he averaged 16.5 points per game and made First-team All-ACC, he was able to stay in state to start his NBA career with the Charlotte Bobcats.
I am sure it is clear by this point, but players landing on this list is not an indication or representation of their NBA careers as a whole. This is solely based on their talent and production when starting for the Philadelphia 76ers during Embiid’s NBA tenure. And with that in mind, Henderson joined the Sixers in 2016-17, which turned out to be his final NBA season.
Henderson was waived by the Sixers the same year that he was a starter.
With Embiid first seeing the court in 2016-2017, the Sixers were hoping to start the turnaround of “The Process” and march toward NBA success. This being the first year of that turnaround, the Sixers were still starting some questionable players and trying to find the right mix of players to surround Embiid with. Henderson was a quality starter with Charlotte averaging over 15 points per game in two seasons. His age caught up to him when he came to Philly and that is why he is a part of this unfortunate list.