Projecting who makes the Sixers roster as Training Camp nears

NBA: MAR 01 76ers at Clippers
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 01: Philadelphia 76ers Forward Mike Scott (1) boxes out Los Angeles Clippers Forward Paul George (13) during a NBA game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Clippers on March 1, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)

With the recent signing of Justin Anderson, the Sixers will now have 19 players coming into camp this week. The team will need to cut this down to 15 players along with 2 additional two-way contracts for guys that will split time between the Sixers and the Delaware Blue Coats in the G-league. Having an abundance of talent and allowing guys to compete for spots is never a bad thing, but the Sixers will be forced to make some tough decisions regarding who will shape out the bottom of their roster.

Roster Locks:

Guards: Ben Simmons, Shake Milton, Seth Curry, Tyrese Maxey

No surprises here as all of these guys will be counted on to play fairly significant minutes.

Wings: Tobias Harris, Danny Green, Matisse Thybulle, Furkan Korkmaz, Terrance Ferguson, Isaiah Joe

Furkan Korkmaz has been a name that has flown under the radar in recent weeks. It should be looked at as a huge boost of confidence that the guy who had the second-highest 3-point percentage on the team last year is not expected to shoulder much of a load this year. Regardless, Furkie will still get some opportunities this year and still harnesses the ability to get a hot hand and make a difference for this team. Terrance Ferguson is also an interesting name to keep an eye on. While getting rid of Al Horford was the biggest benefit of the trade and Danny Green was the most appealing target of the deal, Ferguson still has the potential to make an impact. His numbers may not jump off the page, but Ferguson is just 22 years old and is a versatile defender who is effective in transition.

Bigs: Joel Embiid, Dwight Howard, Tony Bradley, Mike Scott

Howard and Bradley will provide the best depth behind Embiid that has been available in his entire time here. Mike Scott will also be counted on the play minutes at the stretch 4 and if he can knock down 3’s at a reliable rate and continue to bring the toughness that has endeared him to Philly, it may be time for the Mike Scott Hive to start buzzing again.

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Who makes the final roster spot? Find out on the page below.