Jocky Willink, the Sixers front office’s director of basketball operations, told ESPN that he expects a number of changes this summer.
Willink did not elaborate on what those changes would be, but it is likely that he would focus on bringing back some of the core players that have been on the Sixers for the past decade.
The Sixers have been linked to multiple free agents and several former veterans, but this season, the team has been the worst team in the NBA in terms of wins and losses.
While it is easy to assume that the Sixers will try to address the core issues of the team’s problems this summer, the roster changes would likely not be a major part of the rebuilding plan.
Willick told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the team does not want to lose the core of its roster this summer because of the trade deadline.
“There’s a lot of changes that will be coming, not just for the organization, but for the whole franchise,” Willink said.
“I don’t think it’s a big change, and we’ve got a couple of players in our group that are still in our team, but we have to have a real look at where the players are, where the core is, where we can get them and where they can go.”
The Sixers currently have the worst record in the league at 6-23, and they could be headed for an 8-16 season if they do not make some moves.
With the Sixers losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night, it will be very difficult to improve their record, especially after losing the season series with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.
However, with the team having the most losses in the Eastern Conference, it is unlikely that the organization will make a drastic change to the roster this offseason.
It is likely the team will bring back a few of the veterans who have been in Philly for a decade, but there is no guarantee that the roster change will bring the same success as other moves the Sixers made in free agency.
Willinking said that he is hopeful that the new-look Sixers can continue to win, but they need to make moves in the offseason.