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Philadelphia 76ers will likely bring 20 players to training camp

Aug 31, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT

Khalif Wyatt, Christian Watford

The Philadelphia 76ers currently have 14 players listed on their roster, though it sounds as though there will be a few more new faces on the team when training camp gets started. As in at least six new faces because new general manager Sam Hinkie would like to take 20 players to training camp and whittle his roster down from there.

NBA teams typically bring in a couple players over the 15-man limit for the purpose of practice bodies or in order to stash certain players on their NBA Development League squads. It’s rare for a team to be able to convince 20 total players that they all have a chance to make a 15-man roster, however, especially if there aren’t any cash incentives to pass up potentially lucrative overseas offers.

Hinkie plans to pull it off, though, according to comments he made to Keith Pompey of the Phiadelphia Inquirer.

“In training camp, you can have up to 20 players,” Hinkie said. “I’m not the kind of guy that you can say that likes to miss out on opportunities. “The chance to have 20 is another chance to learn more about people.”

Pompey reports that Temple standout Khalif Wyatt will likely be one of the training camp invitees vying for a spot on this year’s final roster.

It’s going to be interesting to watch the Sixers roster take form. Along with the slew of training camp invitees Hinkie expects to add, Nerlens Noel and Jason Richardson aren’t going to be ready for the start of the year, Royce White might not be wanted in Philadelphia and both James Anderson and Tim Ohlbrecht are on non-guaranteed contracts after being picked up on waivers from the Houston Rockets earlier this summer.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Aug 31, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    They’ll have to keep all 20 to get to the salary floor.

  2. lroc20 - Aug 31, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Winless for Wiggins baby

  3. jhuck92 - Aug 31, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    It’s real tough being a Sixers fan right now because the front office doesn’t know what they’re doing. If they can just retire Iverson’s #3, I might forgive them.

    • mhcamp21 - Aug 31, 2013 at 7:39 PM

      Alright buddy, pretty sure Hinkie knows what hes doing #Wiggins

    • psubeerman21 - Sep 2, 2013 at 9:50 AM

      Yeah, because that whole “only good enough to get pistol-whipped by the Heat in the first round and not quite bad enough to get a good lottery pick” was working out great. 39-43 was a fantastic place to be every year.

  4. jcmeyer10 - Aug 31, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Every time I think about how rough the Celtics season will be, I remember the 6er’s fans will suffer more. Stay strong.

  5. courtjester1234 - Aug 31, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Best thing is to play hard for the fans so at least it looks like they’re trying to earn their pay and some respect from the fans. That’s the one thing we like, show some effort! Get rid of Evan Turner, he’s a horrible teammate, and really ain’t that skilled in ballin.

  6. avb530 - Aug 31, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Can I make the team? I’m 6’1, have no handle but I can shoot and have good court vision.

    Most importantly I’ll make sure we lose every game and successfully tank.

  7. mattyo99 - Aug 31, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    I am from philly and i hate this franchise..i am a 6ers fan, but i can’t stand the morons in the front office

    • psubeerman21 - Sep 2, 2013 at 9:53 AM

      Explain to me one thing that the new GM has done that has been moronic. Getting rid of an overvalued PG for two lottery picks? Putting this team in a position to get multiple good, young players next year? Unless you miss being stuck at 42-42. The only thing you can’t stand is the trade, and if you dislike it, then you have no clue what you are talking about. The Pelicans got taken, straight up. They got robbed.

  8. captainwisdom8888 - Aug 31, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    If the 76ers kept Jrue Holiday instead, than they would have been on their way to yet another middle of the pack finishing next season, one in which they either get bounced in the 1st round of the playoffs, or they earn a lottery pick between 10-15. This is not conducive to actually advancing as a franchise.

    Instead, the 76ers got 2 top-10 talents in this year’s draft in big man Nerlens Noel and 6’5 PG Michael Carter-Williams out of Syracuse. As far as next year’s draft, some experts believe it is the best draft class in at least a decade, and the Sixers may be bad enough to land Wiggin’s #1 overall. Aside from their own pick, Philly owns the Pelican’s 1st rounder through the Holiday trade and New Orleans can easily provide the 76ers with another top-10 lottery selection

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