The Sixers went into the NBA’s free-agency blitz with an eye on keeping together as much as possible of last season’s 51-win outfit (which took the eventual champion Raptors to seven games in the playoffs), including potentially re-signing free agents Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and JJ Redick, plus working out an extension for Ben Simmons.
That didn’t quite all come together for GM Elton Brand on Sunday — but maybe his team came out ahead on the other side.
Redick is gone; Butler was traded. But Harris and Simmons signed new deals, Al Horford (above) was added, and the Butler deal brought an intriguing package of talent headlined by ex-Heat guard Josh Richardson.
The resulting team looks … actually really good?
The Sixers are still very good — if not better!
Projected opening-night depth chart for the 2019-20 Sixers, based on CARMELO plus/minus ratings
|EXPECTED MINUTES PER GAME||PLAYER RATING|
|PLAYER||PG||SG||SF||PF||C||TOTAL||OFF. +/-||DEF. +/-||TOT. +/-|
|CARMELO team rating||1686|