Key Additions: Nerlens Noel, Michael Carter-Williams, Tony Wroten, and JAmes Anderson
Key Departures: Andrew Bynum, Jrue Holiday
Last season was supposed to be the 76ers shot to make some noise in the east. However, instead of being a huge addition and making the huge impact a premier big man is supposed to Andrew Bynum spent the season holding Philadelphia hostage. Bynum even re-injured himself bowling. Through all of his antics and zero practice or playing time he received his entire $16.9 million salary while keeping the entire franchise in a state of limbo about whether or not he would be playing. Moving on from that will be a great step for the 76ers and this season is the time for them to turn over a new leaf.
Losing Doug Collins will be a blow for this team but they are in complete rebuilding mode so it's to be hoped that it won't be a big deal this year. Grabbing Noel could be the steal of the draft depending on how he does recovering from a torn ACL. Brett Brown, as a new head coach, will be in charge of developing the young assets the 76ers have assembled. This will be a vital season for Evan Turner who must find his identity as an NBA player and prove his worth going forward for this team. This is a team which will be looking for success down the road but this season winning a bunch of games will be something Philadelphia will be wanting to discourage.
The outlook for the 76ers, a high draft pick with minimal winning this season, became even more clear with the announcement that Noel will not be playing this season. This is a great move in that it will allow him the chance to come back at 100% of better after the fashion of Derrick Rose. The main problem with this team could be that its defense if actually going to be too good for them to win the battle for who is the worst in the league but not to worry this is certainly a team destined for a lottery pick.