The Sixers have plenty of assets, but not all of them are using their skills to better a team that a year ago won 19 games.
So with No. 3 overall pick Joel Embiid likely sidelined for the season and No. 12 overall pick Dario Saric set to play in Europe, the Sixers learned they won’t have one of their second-round picks this season.
Jordan McRae, selected No. 58 overall by San Antonio and immediately traded to the Sixers, signed to play for Melbourne United in Australia.
McRae led the Sixers in scoring in the Las Vegas summer league, averaging 21.0 points per game. He played four years at Tennessee and appeared to be a player who could get regular minutes in coach Brett Brown’s rotation because of the departure of Thaddeus Young and James Anderson.
Nevertheless, the Sixers retain McRae’s rights.