Philadelphia 76ers Depth Chart 2019 76ers Depth Chart

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The chemistry amongst lottery draft picks finally came full circle for the 76ers in 2017-18. The body of work possessed by both Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons was off the charts. Embiid positioned himself as one of the league's best centers and Simmons claimed Rookie of the Year honors in a landslide voting. All of this came without the support of the team's first overall selection in 2017, Markelle Fultz. Fultz battled injury and the team paced his rehab assignments to reduce from placing him on the court too early. It was a similar situation that was seen with Embiid. The team notice the dividends this holding played for Embiid, so slotting Fultz into a similar program was an easy decision. The squad has little turnover to their roster and was even able to re-sign J.J. Redick. Many guard additions were built in from this year's draft, which creates a favorable relief system when their younger guys are struggling. Wilson Chandler was also added as a flier and he possesses a like-minded skill set of one Robert Covington. There are plenty of pairings and match-up boosts that come with this roster construction, something that has been missing in Philadelphia for an extended period of time.

Offense Depth Chart

Point Guard PG
Shake Milton S. Milton (3)
67
#113 PG
Shooting Guard SG
Zhaire Smith Z. Smith (3)
60
#119 SG
Small Forward SF
Power Forward PF
Small Forward SF
Power Forward PF
Point Guard PG
Shake Milton S. Milton (3)
67
#113 PG
Shooting Guard SG
Zhaire Smith Z. Smith (3)
60
#119 SG

Top 3 Philadelphia 76ers Depth Chart Questions

Q: When will the team release Fultz from minutes restrictions?

A: The team will once again favor a minute's restriction for Markelle Fultz in hopes of easing him back into the rotation. A deep playoff run allowed for Fultz to experience playoff basketball and get a better understanding for the different levels of pace contests can have. Early season predictions have Ben Simmons moving to the point guard position to give the team a favorable match-up advantage over the competition. Over time, Fultz will begin to secure starts, but he remains on the bench to start the spark for the second unit.

Q: What does the size increase mean for the starting lineup?

A: Placing Simmons at the point guard position adds an element of favorable size. Considering the ball handling capabilities of their lengthy talents, this team can rework their offensive sets. They can create more dribble-drive opportunities and bate the defense into areas where they can free up their shooters. The lineup construction is a nightmare for the competition and it keeps many plays open for discussion and usage.

Q: With all the talent up front, does this mean new bench pairings this season?

A: The house is stacked in the starting lineup. Embiid and Simmons are the clear superstars, while the role of shooting that comes from Redick and the influence of Dario Saric at the forward position can't be ignored. This construction also limits the pressure placed on the middle positions. Guys like Robert Covington are now placed into more relaxed roles, reducing the need to force shots or thread the needle with passing. This construction opens the court for all parties, which keeps guys slotted into comfortable areas and does not place heavy pressures on any one individual.