The Sixers’ Bench Is in Need of an Upgrade

PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 07: Shirts line the seats of the Wells Fargo Center for fans before the Eastern Conference Semifinal Game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers on May 07, 2018 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

As we wait for a possible Ben Simmons trade to be made before or at the Trade Deadline, Daryl Morey should be prioritizing upgrading the Sixers‘ bench on February 10th as well to better the team’s chances at contending for a championship.

The inconsistent play of the bench was and still is an issue with the Sixers. The Sixers lack scoring, playmaking, and athleticism that is needed to truly contend for a championship. The 76ers bench being so limited in these areas forces the game to be harder and forces other players to do more to compensate for other players’ limitations.

The Sixers have to move on from the Shake Milton, Kormaz of the world hoping for them to become major contributors for this team has come and gone. As most of these players are now in their fourth and fifth years with the same issues surfacing, Daryl Morey has to seriously consider moving players and upgrading.

Daryl Morey needs to consider a major overhaul of the bench this trade deadline corresponding with a Ben Simmons deal.

Rumors of a Tobias Harris being moved is the latest on the Sixers trade front, with OKC Thunder rumored to have had a conversation with the Sixers about a potential deal involving Harris via The Inquires Keith Pompey. This is the potential move that can acquire players needed to make such changes to the bench.
Although this would be another roster turnover within the last 4 years, this is the perfect time to finally build and surround the team around its franchise player Joel Embiid.