NBA Most Improved Teams: Where the Philadelphia 76ers rank according to David Aldridge, The Athletic
I am fully aware that we sound like a broken record at this point, but in case you’ve been down the shore or outside all summer, the Philadelphia 76ers had an incredible offseason.
The 76ers made a ton of moves over the summer, with a specific goal in mind. After yet another second round exit in last year’s playoffs, the 76ers players and organization knew they had to get tougher heading into the 2022-23 season.
When looking at the moves they made, I think we can all agree that Daryl Morey and company accomplished this goal with flying colors.
Philadelphia 76ers Offseason Additions
- Forward P.J. Tucker (three years, $33.3M) – Dog
- Guard Danuel House Jr. (two years, $8.4M) – Dog
- Forward De’Anthony Melton (acquired from Memphis) – Dog
- Forward/Center Montrezl Harrell (two years, $5.2M) – Dog
- Guard Trevelin queen (two years, $3.5M) – Dog
- Forward Michael Foster Jr. (Exhibit 10) – Dog
- Resigned Guard James Harden (two years, $68.8M) – Comeback SZN
- Guard Shake Milton (team option, $1.9M) – Who Knows
David Aldridge of The Athletic wrote an article today ranking the top 10 teams with the best offseasons.
Not only did the Sixers make the top 10, but they were also ranked the best overall.
Here’s what David Aldridge had to say about the Sixers
“Whether or not there’s a handshake extension for Harden coming — or an unpleasant encounter with the NBA looming — the Sixers did strong work this offseason. Relationships matter, and Harden going way below market value to give president of basketball operations Daryl Morey more maneuverability to add to the roster was a testament to the alliance the two have forged over the years. With Harden accepting a financial haircut, Morey added all manner of perimeter toughness and D with Tucker and Melton.”
Aldridge also mentioned that 76ers head coach Doc Rivers would have better two-way options this season. Not only are the Sixers’ offseason acquisitions versatile, but they all seem very respectful from beyond the arc.
At the very least, the Sixers will be primed to be a much tougher team come playoff time, assuming everyone can remain healthy, which is always a huge concern in Philadelphia.