7 Philadelphia 76ers who definitely won’t be back next season

The Philadelphia 76ers have been eliminated this season, and these seven players are likely to have played their final game for the franchise.
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3. Local Philly hero Robert Covington has overstayed his re-welcome

Robert Covington’s second go-round with the 76ers was instantly met with excitement from the fanbase for justified reasons. However, fans probably skipped over the fact that there’s also solid backing behind his more limited appearances in recent years — and that will also be the main reason for his second departure from the franchise.

Simply put, Covington has shown very little to incentivize the 76ers into giving him staying power beyond this season. He’s missed a ton of games due to injury, and in the games that he played, he looked pretty replaceable and far from a must-have.

While his defensive numbers still look good — and the analytics still love him — it’s hard to look at Covington as a tenable rotation player moving forward. He offers almost nothing on offense save for the occasional (and cudgeled) three-pointer, and what the 76ers need the least is another PJ Tucker when they just unloaded the real deal. Sorry, Roco. You will still be a local hero, at least.