What happens when you sign a former #1 draft pick, last year's biggest fantasy basketball bust, and the second-best center in the league all in one off-season? You say, "I'm not done," and go out and sign "Nitrous" Nick Young. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the bizarre off-season of the Philadelphia 76ers.
First, let's go over who the 76ers let go during the past few months: Lou Williams, who had a nice season and performed well in the playoffs last year but became expendable with the rising successes of Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday; starter Jodie Meeks, who conversely played terrible in last year's postseason; and Elton Brand, who the Sixers amnestied, and yes, surprisingly, still plays basketball for a living and gets paid a lot of money to do so. On to the free-agent moves of the Sixers, and how they will impact the team moving forward:
This article is dedicated to my two friends who are die-hard 76ers fans, Scott Freemer and Jack McCallum.