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Top 15 Worst Philadelphia 76ers Players In Recent Memory

May 14, 2013 The Philadelphia 76ers introduced their new general manager Sam Hinkie to the press. Hinkie had been an assistant general manager with the Houston Rockets previously, and was a key part in orchestrating the James Harden trade that sent him to Houston. Hinkie is most known for being an analytics guy. A new trend in sports has emerged in large part due to Billy Beane of the Oakland A’s having a good amount of success using analytics to craft a competitive product on the field. Hinkie at his opening press conference stressed player development as being a major factor in creating a competitive team, and at his press conference on May 14, 2013, he said, “I think player development would be important to me and I think it is critical in today's NBA.” It is great to say player development is important, but you also must show the fans that you are actually facilitating the development of players on your team.

The Philadelphia 76ers are polar opposites of the Golden State Warriors. While the Warriors have chased a record number of wins, the Sixers appear destined for 70 losses. They are on pace to have a worse record than they had the first two seasons that Sam Hinkie was general manager, and this raises a big red flag. That big red flag is being raised due to the lack of player development. The current Sixer roster is comprised arguably of only three or four true NBA players. By true NBA players I mean players who truly belong in the league based on their talent. Players such as Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel, Jerami Grant, and Robert Covington are true NBA players who have shown improvement since they joined the Sixers, but in three years it is hard to find many other viable players who have developed much.

So there are much more examples of players who did not develop under Sam Hinkie’s watch, as opposed to players who have developed. Here is a list of the top 15 worst Sixers players in recent memory, who simply did not develop much as players on the Sixers under Sam Hinkie’s leadership.

15 Kendall Marshall

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14 Darius Morris

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13 Brandon Davies

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12 Lorenzo Brown

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11 Daniel Orton

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10 Casper Ware

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9 Malcolm Lee

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8 Jarvis Varnado

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7 James Nunnally

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6 Christian Wood

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5 Larry Drew III

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4 Malcolm Thomas

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3 Adonis Thomas

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2 Drew Gordon

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1 Darius Johnson Odom

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Darius Johnson Odom tops the list of worst players to play for the Philadelphia 76ers since Sam Hinkie took over as general manager. Darius almost wins the title of worst player in recent memory by default. He only played a total of three games for the Sixers during the 2013-14 NBA season. Previously Darius had played a few games for the Los Angeles Lakers. Darius scored a grand total of zero points while in the NBA, which must be a little bit embarrassing. He did manage to grab two rebounds during his short tenure in Philadelphia, but that was not enough to prevent him, from topping this list.

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