The Philadelphia 76ers are among the more talented teams in the league as they look to grow a championship contender heading into the 2022-23 season. Led by Joel Embiid and James Harden as well as a rising star in Tyrese Maxey, the Sixers should be in that conversation all season long.
In terms of their younger players, they might not get the opportunity to play and grow as they are not going to be real factors for a team with aspirations of winning a championship. Therefore, it might be time to maybe look into moving one of them for assets.
Bleacher Report has identified that player for the Sixers to be second-year guard Jaden Springer who only played two games as a rookie. B/R on Springer:
The Philadelphia 76ers have a surprisingly long list of candidates near the back end of their rotation, and you could argue Jaden Springer has the highest ceiling among a group that also includes Matisse Thybulle, Shake Milton, Isaiah Joe and Georges Niang.
So, why go with Springer? Because his appeal is fully tied to potential, and the championship-chasing club is far more focused on production.
Unfortunately for Springer, Philadelphia doesn’t have time to wait. The Sixers are fully focused on the title race, and it’s borderline impossible to picture the sophomore guard contributing to that trek.
If the Sixers see a soft spot in their rotation, a deal including Springer could be their best option to cover it.
Springer had himself a very solid training camp while down in Charleston, SC, but considering how young he is, the Sixers might not be looking into playing him too much in the 2022-23 season. He might be better served on a rebuilding team so he can get the necessary court time to develop.
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