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Report: Sixers part ways with 2 young prospects ahead of regular season

With their preseason schedule wrapping up last night, it’s on to the regular season for the Sixers. Before the real action gets underway, the team needed to make some important decisions regarding its roster.

In order to get down to the roster limit of 15 players, some cuts needed to be made. Earlier this week the team released formed G-League MVP Trevelin Queen, and now two more players have joined him on the chopping block. The Athletic’s Shams Charania recently reported the Sixers have moved on from Charles Bassey and Isaiah Joe.

After being drafted in the second round back in 2020, Joe saw tiny windows of opportunity to show the Sixers what he could do. The sharpshooting guard appeared in 96 games over two seasons and averaged 3.7 PPG.

Bassey, also a second-round pick, played in only 23 games in his one season with the team. His best moment came early in the year when he posted 12 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks against Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets.

Sixers paying the price for their newfound depth

This offseason, Daryl Morey did a phenomenal job bolstering the supporting cast around Joel Embiid and James Harden. With additions like De’Anthony Melton, P.J. Tucker, and Montrezl Harrell, the Sixers are now one of the deepest teams in the entire league.

Only downside of all the depth is that it has cost them the young talent in the pipeline. Joe and Bassey showed promise, but at the end of the day, the Sixers are looking to compete for a title right now. Anything that doesn’t help them achieve that goal in this moment is worth moving on from.

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