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Philadelphia 76ers Team Overview
2012-13 record: 34-4
Fourth place, Atlantic Division
Did not make the playoffs

DRAFT PICKS:

Round: 1

Round: 2

#35 Glen Rice Jr. (Traded to Washington Wizards)

Trade update I: Philadelphia 76ers acquire No. 38 pick Nate Wolters and No. 54 pick Arsalan Kazemi from Washington Wizards in exchange for No. 35 pick Glen Rice Jr.

Trade update II: Philadelphia 76ers acquire No. 43 pick Ricky Ledo and a 2014 second-round pick for No. 38 pick Nate Wolters.

Trade update III: Philadelphia 76ers acquire 2014 second-round pick for No. 43 pick Ricky Ledo.

Pre-Draft Analysis

Areas of Strength
Two young and talented two-way players and cap space. In Thaddeus Young and Jrue Holiday, the Sixers have two second-tier who can help them on sides of the ball, who are terrific in transition, and who have been a part of a couple of top-10 defensive teams. And if they don't bring back Andrew Bynum, they have the cap space to sign or trade for an impact player.

Needs Work
While the Sixers have some nice complementary players, they lack both a go-to guy offensively and a defensive anchor. Bynum was supposed to be both, but that plan didn't work out. With the departures of Elton Brand, Andre Iguodala and Lou Williams, Philly regressed on both ends of the floor.

Two Stats That Matter
20.0 -- The Sixers attempted just 20.0 free throws per 100 field goal attempts, the second-lowest rate in the league (and of the last 35 years).

10.0 -- The Sixers were outscored by 10.0 points per 100 possessions in 1,322 minutes with Thaddeus Young off the floor, the point differential of a 14-68 team. They were outscored by just 0.2 points per 100 possessions in Young's 2,629 minutes on the floor.

The Way To Go
The Sixers' summer will probably be defined by what happens with Bynum, but their cap space (should they let Bynum walk) and three picks give them the opportunity to keep adding to their young core or make some moves to further shake up the roster. Young may be best utilized as a sixth man and Evan Turner still hasn't proven that he can be consistently productive, so Philly is really only set at point guard.

2012-13 Team Stats (points per 100 possessions, with NBA rank)
Offensive: 99.5 (26)
Defensive: 103.0 (15)

Under Contract
C/F: Lavoy Allen
C/F: Spencer Hawes
G: Jrue Holiday
G/F: Justin Holiday
F: Arnett Moultrie
G: Jason Richardson
F/G: Evan Turner
F: Thaddeus Young

Free Agents
C: Kwame Brown (player option)
C: Andrew Bynum
G: Royal Ivey
G: Charles Jenkins (restricted)
F/G: Damien Wilkins
F/G: Dorell Wright
F/G: Nick Young

Recent Draft History
2012: Maurice Harkless (15), Justin Hamilton (45), Tornike Shengelia (54)
2011: Nikola Vucevic (16), Lavoy Allen (50)
2010: Evan Turner (2)
2009: Jrue Holiday (17)
2008: Mareese Speights (16)
2007: Thaddeus Young (12), Daequan Cook (21), Petteri Koponen (30), Kyrylo Fesenko (38)
2006: Thabo Sefolosha (13)

-- John Schuhmann