4 Philadelphia 76ers who are now playing for their NBA future

The Philadelphia 76ers are still working to guarantee a playoff spot, but these four players are playing for much more than that.
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4 Philadelphia 76ers who are now playing for their NBA future

3. Mo Bamba

If there’s anything certain about the 76ers in the offseason, it’s that they will likely let another team get in on the Mo Bamba while refraining from gettin in on the action (if at all present) themselves. The 25-year-old, who once showed incredible potential with his unique mix of size and speed alongside an in-demand skill set, has been a polarizing addition to the team this season.

Bamba was signed as a project piece and was virtually tethered into garbage minute duty early in the season before Joel Embiid’s injury forced the coaching staff to shoehorn him as the main big man off the bench with Paul Reed starting majority of the games sans the reigning MVP. The results definitely haven’t been pretty, leaving the team currently gasping for air in the center position.

He will continue to get minutes to end the season, but if he wants to have another NBA home, he has to improve a multitude of things: his finishing in the paint, free-throw shooting, defensive rebounding, proneness to fouling, and overall maturity on both ends of the court.