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Previewing the Philadelphia 76ers heading into the 2020-21 NBA season

We go over the 76ers’ depth chart, odds to win a championship and provide fantasy basketball analysis for the 2020-21 NBA season.

Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers high-fives his teammates during a game against the Boston Celtics during Round One, Game Three of the NBA Playoffs on August 23, 2020 at the The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

The 2020-21 NBA season is a few weeks away and training camp is underway. The Philadelphia 76ers had one hell of an offseason. It wasn’t so much the personnel moves, but rather adding two key names elsewhere. Doc Rivers was inserted in as coach to replace Brett Brown. Daryl Morey came over from the Rockets to run basketball operations after serving as GM. The Sixers made a few key moves to clear cap space and brought in shooters to space the floor, which should be a welcomed change. Here we’re going to take a look at the 76ers’ offseason, plus look ahead to the 2020-21 season.

2020 offseason

Key additions

Seth Curry, G (trade)
Danny Green, G (trade)
Tyrese Maxey, G (draft)
Dwight Howard C (free agency)
Tony Bradley, C (trade)

Key losses

Al Horford, PF/C (trade)
Josh Richardson, G/F (trade)
Alec Burks, G (free agency)

2020-21 odds

Title odds: +2500
Win percentage: O/U 59.5
Joel Embiid MVP odds: +4000
Ben Simmons MVP odds: +8000
Joel Embiid DPOTY odds: +1000
Matisse Thybulle DPOTY odds: +8000
Ben Simmons DPOTY odds: +2500

2020-21 roster

Depth Chart

PG: Ben Simmons, Shake Milton, Tyrese Maxey
SG: Danny Green, Seth Curry, Furkan Korkmaz
SF: Matisse Thybulle, Danny Green, Terrance Ferguson
PF: Tobias Harris, Mike Scott, Justin Anderson
C: Joel Embiid, Dwight Howard, Tony Bradley

Roster battles

6th man: Seth Curry vs. Shake Milton vs. Danny Green
Starting SG: Seth Curry vs. Danny Green

Fantasy basketball

Best Sleeper

Seth Curry — The Sixers have lacked the type of shooter like Curry for what seems like forever. Curry hasn’t been able to stay healthy, which is the only reason he’s in Philadelphia. If Curry can stay on the court, he has the fast-track to play most of the minutes at SG. He’s never shot below 42 percent from 3-point range in a season in his career. In deeper formats, Curry is a decent final pick to stash on your bench if you need 3-point shooting.

Likely Bust

Tobias Harris — This has to be the season where Harris realizes the only way his team is going to win is if he takes fewer shots. Rivers will probably instill that in him early on, focusing on Simmons and Embiid while kicking the ball out to shooters like Curry and Green. Harris will have value as a handcuff of sorts to Embiid or Simmons. That’s about it for me, I don’t see the upside with taking him in the top 50.