2017 Philadelphia 76ers

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Philadelphia 76ers (Last Year: 28-54)

2017-18 Projected Depth Chart:

C: Joel Embiid/Jahlil Okafor

PF: Dario Saric/*Richaun Holmes/*Shawn Long

SF: Ben Simmons/*Robert Covington/Justin Anderson

SG: Nik Stauskas/*Gerald Henderson/Timothe Luwawu

PG: *T.J. McConnell/Jerryd Bayless

NBA Free Agents:

*SG-Gerald Henderson (TO)

*F-Robert Covington (TO)

*PF-Richaun Holmes (TO)

*PG-T.J. McConnell (TO)

*PF-Shawn Long (TO)

*F-Alex Poythress (TO)

PG-Sergio Rodriguez (UFA)

C-Tiago Splitter (UFA)

2017-18 Team Salary: Approximately $35.5 million

NBA Offseason Team Needs:

1. Point Guard: The Sixers are expected to experiment with using last year’s top overall pick, Ben Simmons, at the point, but they should still look to find another floor general since Jerryd Bayless and T.J. McConnell are not the long-term solutions.

2. Shooting Guard: Philadelphia has focused on finding frontcourt talent over the past few years, but the 76ers need to land a scoring two guard since none of their current options provide the scoring punch needed for this franchise to take a true step forward.

3. Over Okafor?: Jahlil Okafor has been a disappointment in Philadelphia, and his name was floated in rumors around the trade deadline. Expect the 76ers to see what they could get in return for the big man this offseason and potentially pull the trigger.

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