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2015/16 Roster Counts: Philadelphia 76ers

During the offseason it’s OK for teams to carry as many as 20 players, but clubs must trim their rosters down to a maximum of 15 by opening night. In the meantime, some teams will hang around that 15-man line, while others will max out their roster counts. Some clubs may actually have more than 15 contracts that are at least partially guaranteed on the books. That means they’ll end up paying players who won’t be on the regular season roster, unless they can find trade partners.

With plenty more movement still to come, here’s the latest look at the Sixers’ roster size, the contract guarantee status of each player, and how each player came to be on Philadelphia’s roster.

(Last Updated 4-6-16, 7:30am)

Fully Guaranteed (15)

  • Elton Brand (F) — 6’9″/36 years old. Free agent signing.
  • Isaiah Canaan (G) — 6’0″/24 years old. Acquired via trade with Rockets.
  • Robert Covington (F) — 6’9″/24 years old. Free agent signing.
  • Joel Embiid (C) — 7’0″/21 years old. Drafted with No. 3 overall pick in 2014.
  • Jerami Grant (F) — 6’8″/21 years old. Drafted with No. 39 overall pick in 2014.
  • Richaun Holmes (F) — 6’10″/21 years old. Drafted with No. 37 overall pick in 2015.
  • Carl Landry (F) — 6’9″/31 years old. Acquired via trade with Kings.
  • Kendall Marshall (G) — 6’4″/24 years old. Free agent signing.
  • T.J. McConnell (G) — 6’2″/23 years old. Free agent signing.
  • Nerlens Noel (F/C) — 6’11″/21 years old. Draft rights acquired via Pelicans.
  • Jahlil Okafor (C) — 6’11″/19 years old. Drafted with No. 3 overall pick in 2015.
  • Ish Smith (G) — 6’0″/27 years old. Acquired via trade with Pelicans.
  • Nik Stauskas (G) — 6’6″/21 years old. Acquired via trade with Kings.
  • Hollis Thompson (G/F) — 6’8″/24 years old. Free agent signing.
  • Christian Wood (F) — 6’11″/20 years old. Free agent signing.

10-Day Contracts (0)

  • None


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8 thoughts on “2015/16 Roster Counts: Philadelphia 76ers

  1. Chuck Myron

    It’s kind of odd to see the Sixers with this many guaranteed contracts at this point in the summer. It’s not a ton, but compared to last year, the roster seems pretty settled.

    • Jeff

      Agreed. Also kind of strange to see so many guys who actually belong on nba rosters.

  2. They’ll probably be able to get a late 1st rounder from a lux tax team for Landry/Thompson in some kind combination of picks and salary dump.

  3. What about TJ McConnell?

    • Eddie Scarito

      His signing hasn’t been officially announced by the team, so he’s not on the roster yet.

  4. Abs Samanta

    What moves should/could be made to get roster count to 15? I definitely think that we should trade Landry and Thompson because they aren’t going to be helpful towards the roster and might be better for other teams for sure. Same thing about Wallace… why did we get him anyways… I’m surprised he hasn’t been traded or released yet. I think the 3 unknown contracts (McRae, Tokoto, McConnell) should probably be within the organization but idk as to what will happen… maybe send them down to the 87ers… I like those 3 but idk how to fit them in roster. Same with Wilbekin and Sampson. I also think Covington should get a guaranteed contract!

  5. scott

    You’ve listed McRae twice (under both “non-guaranteed” and “unknown”), which is why your other article suggested the Sixers would need to reduce by 2 before the preseason. With Wallace now getting waived, are they compliant ?

    • Eddie Scarito

      Good catch! Both this and the other post have been corrected. Yes, once Wallace is waived they will be compliant. Thanks!

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