Says The Ringer:

The defense-first 76ers lack players who can dribble, pass, and shoot.

As we have seen, such players are pretty important if you want to sniff a championship.

Maybe Doc Rivers can spur further development from some of the in-house options—Matisse Thybulle, Shake Milton, Furkan Korkmaz, illness- and injury-haunted former first-round pick Zhaire Smith—to help bring balance to the roster, and provide incumbent All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons with the sort of competent support they’ve largely lacked.


If those pieces don’t take big steps forward, though, it’ll fall to GM Elton Brand to find ones that might better complement the stars he’s understandably reluctant to move in a deal.