More Equals Less in Recent Sixers History

Posted by: Jeff McMenamin
10/01/14 3:34 pm EST

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers-Media DayLast season, the Philadelphia Sixers gave minutes to an astounding 23 players throughout the course of the season. The season ended up being one of the most futile in Sixers history, where as a team they finished 19-63 which included a record tying 26-game losing streak. That’s correct, the team had less wins throughout the course of the year than players on its roster.

The NBA rules state that a team must have 13 players on their active list before the beginning of an NBA season and throughout the course of the season. Teams can also have two players on their inactive roster. In the second week of January, teams also have the opportunity to sign free agents to 10-day contracts solely for the purpose of replacing an injured player. A team can renew a player’s 10-day contract, but must waive or sign the player for the remainder of the season after the player has fulfilled two such contracts.

Sam Hinkie obviously made use of his 10-day contract opportunity, signing six players to 10-day contracts (Dewayne Dedmon, Jarvis Varnado, Darius Johnson-Odom, James Nunnally, Casper Ware, Adonis Thomas). The Sixers acquired three more players for the Sixers in the 2013-14 through trades (Eric Maynor, Henry Sims, Byron Mullens) and since Nerlens Noel and Arnett Moultrie were out for nearly the entire season, Daniel Orton and Brandon Davies rounded out the final roster spots.

This isn’t the first time in team history that the Sixers have gone over 20 men on their roster, but recent history shows that when this happens, the results aren’t pretty.


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THICK AS THIEVES

Posted by: Philadunkia
10/07/09 10:59 am EST

cwebberThe 76ers began their preseason schedule last night up and while the squad did handily defeat a watered down  Toronto squad (No Bosh or Hedo), the W is not what we are talking about this morning in the Philadunkia offices. 

The conversation late yesterday and again this morning here has been about the 76ers current roster and rosters from past Sixers teams.  As we were discussing whether it will be Dionte Christmas, Sean Singletary or Stromile Swift who lands the 14th and according to Ed Stefanski the final roster spot on the 2009-10 and thus steals a bunch of cash this year, the conversation turned to players who have stolen money from past Sixers teams. 

The thieves who took over this part of the conversation are easy to recite for most Sixers fans, but just in case you have forgotten their names, the players who took center stage in this discussion at the Philadunkia offices were Chris Webber, Matt Geiger, Glenn Robinson and Shawn Bradley. 

Sure you remember their names and faces and the crimes they committed, but do you remember the details of their offenses and do you know approximately how much money they stole per game?  Well, we have all of that info for you after the jump. 


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