07/03/14 11:54 am EST
On Monday the 76ers announced that Sam Hinkie had decided to waive shooting guard James Anderson bringing an end to his predictable time in a Sixers uniform. The Sixers claimed Anderson off of waivers on July 16, 2013 and at the time he was hailed as an undervalued talent who owned a lethal jumper from deep. Most of that turned out to be false.
Anderson appeared in 80 games last year for the Sixers, starting in 62 of those games, and averaged 10 points, 4 rebounds and shot a paltry 32.8% from three. Anderson did show an ability to drive the ball to the cup, but his lackluster performance from behind the arc, the fact that he was a liability on defense and salary cap factors led to his release by Hinkie.
The release of Anderson saves the 76ers about $1million dollars, but more importantly the move now opens up a wing spot in the 76ers’ first five. So once again this year, the 76ers will head to training camp wondering who will be the starting shooting guard on opening night
After the jump we’ll examine the candidates to fill that spot.