The 76ers: Who should stay and who should go?

Sixers center Kwame Brown, in a rare appearance on the court, was not happy with referee Sean Wright.
Sixers center Kwame Brown, in a rare appearance on the court, was not happy with referee Sean Wright. (RON CORTES / Staff Photographer)
Posted: April 24, 2013

After a season that began with lofty expectations that they never came close to realizing, the 76ers are headed to the lottery along with the other irrelevant NBA teams. Here is one man's look at the players the Sixers may or may not bring to training camp in October. Who should stay and who should go?

Lavoy Allen. A new contract and extended minutes didn't translate into better productivity from the former Temple star in his second season. He is owed $3.1 million next season and could be playing to remain in the league. STAY

Kwame Brown. Anointed the starting center before the failed Andrew Bynum deal, Brown was benched 52 times this season. He has a $3 million player option that he intends to exercise, so the team may have to buy him out. GO

Andrew Bynum. If he's healthy, the Sixers will attempt to sign the potential "needle mover." STAY

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Spencer Hawes. Over the final 25 games of the season, Hawes averaged 13.6 points, 9.0 rebounds 3.3 assists and 1.60 blocks. He's the best-known option at center. STAY

Jrue Holiday. The youngest player in franchise history ever to be named to an All-Star Game, Holiday is the team's best player. STAY

Justin Holiday. He will get a look with the Sixers this summer but is probably showcasing for someone else. GO

Royal Ivey. The need to develop a young point guard behind Jrue Holiday will make the reliable veteran free agent expendable. GO

Charles Jenkins. The 44th pick in the 2011 draft, Jenkins should have received a longer look as Jrue Holiday's backup, which is still one of many holes on the squad. STAY

Arnett Moultrie. More playing time under a new coach in his second campaign will tell the Sixers exactly what they have. Moultrie made 40 of his last 60 shots from the field. STAY

Jason Richardson. Before he was lost for the season, Richardson looked to be in decline. With one year left on his contract and a player option for more than $6.5 million a year from now, he could retire as a Sixer. GO

Evan Turner. Many felt that either Turner or Doug Collins had to go. Collins is gone; Turner must blossom or be labeled a bust. STAY

Damien Wilkins. By playing hard down the stretch rather than dogging it - he scored in double figures in 17 of the last 28 games - Wilkins probably earned a ticket out. Some playoff contender will rescue the classy vet from the Titanic. GO

Dorell Wright. The underutilized shooter struggled but will be looking for a better deal than the Sixers will offer. STAY

Nick Young. An inconsistent fan favorite, Young is one of those players whom coaches love one night and hate the next. GO

Thaddeus Young. Other teams will inquire about Young if the Sixers are talking trade, but he was the team's hardest-working and most consistent player this season. He's a keeper. STAY


Contact John N. Mitchell at jmitchell@philly.com. Follow on Twitter @JmitchInquirer.

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