When you talk about the Sixers roster, you really don’t think of players having a hard time making it. Seriously, some may think that the Sixers are in no place for cutting anyone. I can see some people’s point with that. At the end of day, someone is going to have to get cut, even on a roster like this. Obliviously, the first casualties were Royce White, Khalif Wyatt, Vander Blue and Mac Koshwal.
To be honest, I thought that the Sixers were in a perfect spot to take a chance on White (might still end up in the D-League for the Sixers), I guess not. He isn’t in Hinkie’s calculations. I didn’t think both Wyatt and Blue would make this team, but I thought at least one would. Well, that didn’t workout either. I have stopped thinking things. To go back to White real quick, all I really saw from him was his passing skills this preseason. At times, he looked scared to shoot the ball. Some think that it was his attitude that got him cut. Maybe…
White does have the anxiety disorder, of course, but I think the bigger factor was a bit of an attitude. Thrown out of game.
— Bob Cooney (@BobCooney76) October 24, 2013
Now the times comes to see who makes the final roster or not. I will take a crack at it. The roster stands at 16, so obviously someone’s gotta go.
On the outside looking in…
Rodney Williams, Hollis Thompson, and Gani Lawal
If I’m picking any of those three, my guess would be Williams. Strictly based off his athletic abilities.
Who the hell knows….
I mean, I said it before and I will say it again. The Sixers are “Tanking”. It only makes sense to keep him here. Though it’s still possible that the Sixers could buy him out and give his spot to some else.
On the Cusp…
Daniel Orton and Darius Morris
I once thought Wyatt could maybe beat out Morris for a roster, BUT I have stop thinking. Orton hasn’t done much out there and neither has Morris. So they should fit nicely into Hinkie’s plans this year.
Lavoy Allen, Evan Turner, MCW, Hawes, Moultrie (injured), Noel (injured), Richardson (injured), Thad Young, Tony Wroten, and James Anderson.
A couple of bright spots for the Sixers this year could be Anderson and Wroten. Yes, there actually could be some bright spots. Anderson had a solid preseason and proved that he might be the only player on this team that can knock down an open jumper. As for Wroten, I wrote about him before, I love this dude’s energy and his attacking style.
Well, the final roster will have all of those guys except for one. Don’t worry that roster will likely change a thousand times before years end. My final thoughts on the Sixers roster, I defer to Coach Brett Brown. Brown:
Who knows?” “You have six NBA players and then you have a bunch of guys who are fighting for spots and want to be seen and need opportunity.” via Philly.com