On Sunday night, the Philadelphia 76ers dropped another game, this time to the Toronto Raptors. This marks their 4th loss in their last 6 games as the Eastern Conference lead sits at a slim 0.5 game lead over the Brooklyn Nets. Their latest loss against the Raptors was due to their poor shooting as they were 11-37 (29.7%) from 3pt and total 38.8% FG percentage. It was another poor second half performance as they mustered up 48pts in the 3rd and 4th quarters.
When looking at the guard play from the Sixers, it can be described simply as inconsistent. Now before I go any further, PG Ben Simmons is excluded from this talk as he has been on a tear lately. This is more so aimed at the supporting cast around Simmons, Embiid, and Harris. Let's start with Danny Green (Yes, he is technically their starting SF, but was brought in for perimeter play). Green has had a target on his back all season long with his underwhelming play. Green is just shooting 40% from the field this season and averaging 8.8 PPG. His lack of solid defensive play makes him a liability on the court as well.
Seth Curry is another guy who gets hot for one game and then disappears for the next four. He is also shooting just 40% from the field in his last 5 games.
The return of Shake Milton helps with depth off the bench and the remaining cast is not even worth mentioning. Going into the season there was question on whether their shooters would be good enough to support Philly's "Big 3" and so far I'd say what they have is not enough.
This team needs more consistency and if you have your star players succeeding and you still can't pull out games you should be winning, all eyes go to your supporting cast and bench help that needs an anchor to lead the way.
Who do you think the Sixers should pursue before the trade deadline?