The Philadelphia 76ers finished with the second-worst record in basketball last season, posting a mark of 19-63. They lost 26 games in a row at one point and by the end of the season, they were clearly the worst team in basketball. They dealt away a couple of veterans in guard Evan Turner and center Spencer Hawes and continue to acquire assets to build for the future.
The 76ers look like they will continue to deal veterans and will likely be even worse next season.
Jabari Davis of Basketball Insiders believes the 76ers need to start adding veterans to their roster.
I think Philly actually needs to start going in the opposite direction and start surrounding that young core with some veterans that can not only produce but also provide a touch of experience and leadership into that locker room.
Instead of taking that advice, it looks like the 76ers will continue to trade veterans for youth and assets. They are reportedly going to be part of the Kevin Love deal and will receive Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward Anthony Bennett while sending forward Thaddeus Young to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Young went for 17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game and shot 45.4% from the field, 30.8% from beyond the arc and 71.2% from the free throw line this season. Bennett averaged 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game while shooting 35.6% from the field, 24.5% from beyond the arc and 63.8% from the free throw line.
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