5 76ers who could be forced into retirement after the season

These current 76ers may not be in the league next season.

Philadelphia 76ers, Nick Nurse
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1. Robert Covington

RoCo got his first significant NBA opportunity during The Process years in Philadelphia. The undrafted free agent played his first seven games with the Rockets but blossomed into a consistent role player with the Sixers. He was first-team All-Defense in 2018 and helped Philly get back to the playoffs after four seasons of tanking.

Covington bounced around after being part of the trade that brought Jimmy Butler to Philly. He had stints with the Timberwolves, Rockets, Blazers, and Clippers before rejoining the Sixers in the James Harden deal. The 33-year-old is declining and has struggled to stay healthy. He has not played since Dec. 30 with a knee injury.

This could be the end of the NBA line for Robert Covington. Having an 11-year career after not being drafted and waiting a full year for a real opportunity is impressive. RoCo could find a minimum contract. Every team wants 6’7 wings who can space the floor and defend multiple positions. Covington had an 8.7 net rating this season when playing, so some team could be convinced he can make an impact.

The Philadelphia 76ers will be active and aggressive in upgrading their roster this summer. Can they find the necessary pieces to improve their title odds? Stay tuned to find out.