The Only Sixers Worth Caring About
The Philadelphia 76ers are a bad franchise right now. Though they have some promising rookies, a majority of their roster is dead weight.
There are max-contract players who just can't hold their own on the court.
If the franchise continues this way, it will be a very bumpy road and they won't get that much out of it.
Here's who I think are the only 76ers worth caring about.
While Jrue is only a sophomore, he shows true potential.
In his rookie season he averaged 8.0 PPG, 2.6 RPG, and 3.8 APG. Not too bad considering he was the youngest player in the NBA, the 17th overall selection, and came off the bench.
If his stats continue to improve now that he's starting and gaining experience, he will surely be one of the better point guards in the league.
Speights came off the bench last season and he is expected to do the same this upcoming season.
His average last year was 8.6 PPG, 4.1 RPG, and 0.6 APG. This 23-year-old, 6-10, 245 pounder will play an important role in the Sixers franchise for years to come.
Thaddeus Young is a very promising player at the heart of the 76ers bench.
Averaging 13.8 PPG, 5.2 RPG, and 1.4 APG, it's no wonder why he's on this list.
Did I also forget to mention that he's only 22?
Even though he hasn't start a game yet he still makes the list!
He was named the No. 2 overall draft pick by the Sixers and he is well worth it. You might have heard him being called the future Sixers franchise player?
I believe Evan Turner will be one of the rising stars in the NBA and will become a star his third season.
In addition, being a rookie means the Sixers have Turner for a extended period of time, making him valuable for many years to come.
If you were expecting somebody like Andre Iguodala or Lou Williams think again!
A.I. v.2 won't fit in well with Evan Turner, and after all he's going to be their star player. He is also very overpaid for what he actually brings to the team (17.1 PPG, 6.5 RPG, and 5.8 APG). He makes $12 million a year! We should trade him and get it over with.
Lou Williams has some promising talent, but gets $5 million a year to be a bench player! If you look at stats alone you will think he's good but you must also look at if he's going to improve. The simple answer — "No".
Of course Brand didn't make the list because he's the biggest waste of cap space and I don't think there's any debate about that.
Of course these are just my opinions and you can have you're own in the comments box below.