Each week, we'll ask questions about the Sixers to our resident basketball analysts and see what they have to say.
Running the Give and Go this week are CSNPhilly.com columnist John Gonzalez, CSNPhilly.com producer/reporter Matt Haughton and CSN anchor/reporter Marshall Harris.
What was the Sixers' best move and worst move of 2013?
Best move: Draft night. They landed Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel, acquired more picks, and cleared cap space. Yes, they had to unload a terrific young player in Jrue Holiday to make it happen, but it was a big win on the whole for the organization.
Worst move: Everything that came before that.
The best move would be hiring Sam Hinkie. With their front office in transition from the Doug Collins/Rod Thorn/Tony DiLeo command, the Sixers needed to hit a home run with the next hire. They appear to have done just that by getting a supremely intelligent and well-respected president/general manager in Hinkie.
The worst move was Kwame Brown's departure. Brown had to come back after picking up the player option on his contract, but the Sixers didn't have to keep him around as long as they did.
The Sixers’ best move of 2013 was taking Carter-Williams with the 11th overall pick in this year’s draft. He’s made us forget about Jrue Holiday rather quickly, which is pretty impressive considering the now-New Orleans Pelican was an All-Star last season. Carter-Williams is the frontrunner for Rookie of the Year and has tremendous potential because of his frame and length at the point guard position. He’s easily been the biggest bright spot on a team that hasn't done much winning before the new year.
The worst move may just be not going ahead and declaring Noel out for the season. Just let the first-round pick get fully healed and also decrease the odds of winning, which of course increases the odds of winning ... the draft lottery.