The Philadelphia 76ers finished their regular season with a loss against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Even though the Sixers lost, there are three things that we could take away from the Sixers final regular season game.
The Sixers are good at finding talent
The Sixers may not have any big-name all-stars on their roster yet, but they still have a talented group of young players who could become stars in the future. The Sixers have been very good at finding young talent in recent years, and three players the Sixers recently acquired could be used as examples.
Justin Anderson was acquired in a trade a few months back, and he has played well when given the necessary minutes. In the Sixers final game, he played for 34 minutes and scored 26 points while shooting at a very high efficiency. The Sixers signed power forward Shawn Long not too long ago and he’s been impressive with his ability to score and rebound. Alex Poythress, the Sixers’ most recent signing, has proven he can be a versatile wingman for the team. These three players are examples of the unknown talent the Sixers can find, and how valuable these players could end up becoming to this team.
The Sixers have depth
The Sixers didn’t get a chance to play some of their key players in their regular season finale because of various injuries. Regardless, we saw how deep the Sixers roster is when guys like Dario Saric and Robert Covington aren’t able to play. Richaun Holmes is proving to be a very valuable backup power forward for this team, and, in the regular season finale, he showed once again that he is an important piece for this team. On Wednesday night, players like Justin Anderson, Alex Poythress, and even Tiago Splitter all got an increase in minutes, and all of them played well, proving that the Sixers have depth.
The team has improved
Overall, the Sixers have improved over the course of the past two seasons, and we saw some of those improvements in the regular season finale. Turnovers used to be a big problem for this team, and even though the turnover problem continued this season, it wasn’t as big of a problem as it was last season. Three-point shooting has improved, and the Sixers have players that have gotten better at shooting the three at a more consistent rate. Shooting in general has improved, and we saw the team shoot at a good percentage against the New York Knicks. The Philadelphia 76ers have slowly improved and this makes the future bright for the team.
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