2018–19 Philadelphia 76ers season

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2018–19 Philadelphia 76ers season
Head coachBrett Brown
General managerElton Brand
Owner(s)Joshua Harris
ArenaWells Fargo Center
Results
Record51–31 (.622)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Atlantic)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finishConference Semifinals
(Lost to Raptors 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionNBCSPHI, NBCSPHI+, 6ABC
RadioWPEN
< 2017–18 2019–20 >

The 2018–19 Philadelphia 76ers season was the 70th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

In the 2017–18 season, the 76ers were led by Joel Embiid, who played in his first All-Star Game, and 2018 Rookie of The Year Ben Simmons. During the season, the team made some major trades, In November, they traded Dario Saric, Robert Covington, Jerryd Bayless, and a 2022 second round pick, for Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton. Then just before the trade deadline, they acquired Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott, in exchange for Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, the Sixers own 2020 first round pick, and the Miami Heat's unprotected first round pick in 2021 and two second round picks in 2021 and 2023. Finally, they traded Markelle Fultz to the Orlando Magic, for Jonathon Simmons, and a first and second round pick. The 76ers would win one less game then the previous season, going 51-31, and clinching the 3rd seed playoff spot for the second consecutive season.

In the playoffs, the 76ers defeated the Brooklyn Nets in the first round in five games, but lost to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals in seven games due to a Kawhi Leonard buzzer beater in Game 7, which gave the Raptors a 92–90 victory.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position(s) Nationality College / Club
1 16 Zhaire Smith SG  United States Texas Tech
1 26 Landry Shamet SG  United States Wichita State
2 54 Shake Milton PG  United States Southern Methodist

Entering the 2018 NBA Draft, the 76ers had two first round picks and four second round pick. Their top selection was previously acquired through a three-way trade involving the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns, with the Suns trading away the Los Angeles Lakers' selection (which was previously protected from 2015–2017 before ending up at #10) in exchange for Brandon Knight, while Philadelphia traded Michael Carter-Williams to Milwaukee, joining Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee. Their other first round pick would be their own selection, which rose up as high as #26 thanks to their 17-game winning streak ending the previous season. Philadelphia also acquired two straight selections in the second round at #38 & #39 through trades with the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks (for selections that were possibly going to be from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers) respectively. Furthermore, the 76ers held two of the last five picks of the 2018 NBA Draft, with the #56 selection being their own and the last pick of the draft being from the Houston Rockets as a part of Houston's ultimate blockbuster trade to acquire Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers. By the end of the night, their number of selection were cut in half.

Originally, the 76ers selected local small forward Mikal Bridges from Villanova University with the #10 pick of the draft. However, the 76ers would trade Bridges to the Phoenix Suns (thereby returning that selection from their 2012 Steve Nash trade back to them) in exchange for the Miami Heat's unprotected 2021 first round pick and the 16th pick of the draft, which became shooting guard Zhaire Smith from Texas Tech University. Despite starting out the previous season as a less-than-highly regarded prospect, Smith grew his game to be one of the more highly regarded players of the season, as well as a key reason for Texas Tech's journey into the Elite 8. In 37 games played for Texas Tech (21 of which he started in), he averaged 11.3 points (on .556 overall shooting and a .450 three-point percentage), 5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game, which resulted in him earning spots on both the Big 12 All-Defensive Team and Big 12 All-Newcomer Team. Next, with their original first round pick at #26, Philadelphia selected shooting guard Landry Shamet from Wichita State University. Shamet was a redshirted sophomore who was previously the MVC Freshman of The Year and an All-MVC First Team member in his redshirted freshman year before a conference change lead to him being a member of the All-ACC First Team in his last season at Wichita State. During that season, Shamet averaged 14.9 points (on .489 shooting percentages with a very good .442 three-point percentage), 5.2 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 0.7 steals in 31.7 minutes per game throughout 32 games played and stated.

As for their second round picks, all of their original selections there would be traded. With the 38th pick (which became point guard Khyri Thomas from Creighton University), Philadelphia traded that selection to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for two future second round picks. A selection later, the 76ers traded the German small forward Isaac Bonga to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for the Chicago Bulls' 2019 second round pick and cash considerations. Finally, with their last two second round picks (which became power forward Ray Spalding from Louisville University and Greek combo forward Kostas Antetokounmpo (brother of player Giannis Antetokounmpo) from Dayton University respectively), they would trade both of those second rounders to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Dallas' original last second round pick, which was Southern Methodist University point guard Shake Milton at the 54th pick. Throughout his time at Southern Methodist, Milton earned an honor for each season played there, with an All-ACC Rookie Team spot being acquired in his freshman year, and two All-ACC Second Team spots acquired during both his sophomore and junior years respectively. During his last season there, Milton recorded 18 points (on .449 overall shooting percentages with a very good .434 three-point percentage), 4.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.4 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 36.4 minutes per game throughout 22 games played and started before ending his season prematurely with a hand injury.

Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2018 pre-season game log
Total: 3–1 (Home: 3–1; Road: 0–0)
2018–19 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2018–19 game log
Total: 51–31 (Home: 31–10; Road: 20–21)
2018–19 season schedule

Standings[edit]

Atlantic division[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yToronto Raptors 58 24 .707 0.0 32–9 26–15 12–4 82
xPhiladelphia 76ers 51 31 .622 7.0 31–10 20–21 8–8 82
xBoston Celtics 49 33 .598 9.0 28–13 21–20 10–6 82
xBrooklyn Nets 42 40 .512 16.0 23–18 19–22 8–8 82
New York Knicks 17 65 .207 41.0 9–32 8–33 2–14 82

Conference standings[edit]

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zMilwaukee Bucks * 60 22 .732 82
2 yToronto Raptors * 58 24 .707 2.0 82
3 xPhiladelphia 76ers 51 31 .622 9.0 82
4 xBoston Celtics 49 33 .598 11.0 82
5 xIndiana Pacers 48 34 .585 12.0 82
6 xBrooklyn Nets 42 40 .512 18.0 82
7 yOrlando Magic * 42 40 .512 18.0 82
8 xDetroit Pistons 41 41 .500 19.0 82
9 Charlotte Hornets 39 43 .476 21.0 82
10 Miami Heat 39 43 .476 21.0 82
11 Washington Wizards 32 50 .390 28.0 82
12 Atlanta Hawks 29 53 .354 31.0 82
13 Chicago Bulls 22 60 .268 38.0 82
14 Cleveland Cavaliers 19 63 .232 41.0 82
15 New York Knicks 17 65 .207 43.0 82

Playoffs[edit]

2019 playoff game log
Total: 7–5 (Home: 4–2; Road: 3–3)
2019 playoff schedule

Roster[edit]

2018–19 Philadelphia 76ers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 43 Bolden, Jonah 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1996–01–02 UCLA
G/F 23 Butler, Jimmy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 232 lb (105 kg) 1989–09–14 Marquette
F/C 21 Embiid, Joel 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1994–03–16 Kansas
F 11 Ennis, James 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1990–07–01 Long Beach State
F 33 Harris, Tobias 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1992–07–15 Tennessee
F 7 Highsmith, Haywood (TW) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1996–12–09 Wheeling Jesuit
F/C 5 Johnson, Amir 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1987–05–01 Westchester HS (CA)
G/F 30 Korkmaz, Furkan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997–07–24 Turkey
C 51 Marjanović, Boban 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 290 lb (132 kg) 1988–08–15 Serbia
G 12 McConnell, T. J. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1992–03–25 Arizona
G 18 Milton, Shake (TW) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 1996–09–26 SMU
F/C 55 Monroe, Greg 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1990–06–04 Georgetown
G 17 Redick, JJ 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1984–06–24 Duke
F 1 Scott, Mike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1988–07–16 Virginia
G/F 25 Simmons, Ben 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1996–07–20 LSU
G/F 14 Simmons, Jonathon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1989–09–14 Houston
G 8 Smith, Zhaire 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 199 lb (90 kg) 1999–06–04 Texas Tech
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–04–04

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Player Pos. GP GS MP Reb. Ast. Stl. Blk. Pts.
Jonah Bolden PF 44 10 639 165 40 17 39 207
Corey Brewer SF 7 3 140 17 10 12 2 53
Jimmy Butler SF 55 55 1,824 290 220 99 29 1,002
Wilson Chandler PF 36 32 951 168 72 22 18 241
Robert Covington SF 13 13 440 67 14 24 23 147
Joel Embiid C 64 64 2,154 871 234 46 122 1,761
James Ennis SF 18 2 281 65 14 3 7 95
Markelle Fultz SG 19 15 427 70 59 17 5 155
Tobias Harris PF 27 27 944 213 79 11 13 492
Haywood Highsmith SF 5 0 40 5 2 1 0 9
Demetrius Jackson PG 6 0 39 3 5 2 0 22
Amir Johnson C 51 6 529 147 60 16 13 201
Furkan Korkmaz SG 48 7 679 107 52 29 2 279
Boban Marjanović C 22 3 305 113 32 5 10 180
T. J. McConnell PG 76 3 1,470 174 258 79 17 483
Shake Milton SG 20 0 268 35 18 8 8 87
Greg Monroe C 3 0 52 13 7 1 0 41
Mike Muscala PF 47 6 1,041 200 62 18 27 349
Justin Patton C 3 0 21 6 3 2 0 5
JJ Redick SG 76 63 2,379 186 206 32 17 1,372
Dario Šarić PF 13 13 396 86 26 4 3 144
Mike Scott PF 27 3 647 102 22 9 5 211
Landry Shamet SG 54 4 1,108 78 59 24 8 449
Ben Simmons PG 79 79 2,700 697 610 112 61 1,337
Jonathon Simmons SF 15 0 219 26 33 11 1 83
Zhaire Smith SG 6 2 111 13 10 2 2 40

After all games.[2]
Waived during the season
Traded during the season
Acquired during the season

Playoffs[edit]

Player Pos. GP GS MP Reb. Ast. Stl. Blk. Pts.
Jonah Bolden PF 10 0 79 14 3 2 1 16
Jimmy Butler SF 12 12 421 73 62 17 7 233
Joel Embiid C 11 11 334 115 37 8 25 222
James Ennis SF 11 0 232 42 12 4 3 83
Tobias Harris PF 12 12 443 109 48 13 6 186
Amir Johnson C 4 0 20 5 2 1 0 8
Furkan Korkmaz SG 4 0 36 6 5 0 1 19
Boban Marjanović C 11 0 105 36 11 2 3 64
T. J. McConnell PG 9 0 75 6 11 2 1 24
Greg Monroe C 10 1 90 31 4 5 4 40
JJ Redick SG 12 12 376 17 19 1 3 161
Mike Scott PF 10 0 193 34 5 3 0 56
Ben Simmons PG 12 12 421 85 72 15 12 167
Jonathon Simmons SF 7 0 52 9 2 1 0 25
Zhaire Smith SG 2 0 5 0 0 1 0 0

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 21, 2018[3] To Philadelphia 76ers
Draft rights to Zhaire Smith
2021 Miami first-round pick
To Phoenix Suns
Draft rights to Mikal Bridges
June 21, 2018[4] To Philadelphia 76ers
Two future second-round picks
To Detroit Pistons
Draft rights to Khyri Thomas
June 21, 2018[5] To Philadelphia 76ers
Draft rights to Shake Milton
To Dallas Mavericks
Draft rights to Ray Spalding
Draft rights to Kostas Antetokounmpo
July 6, 2018[6] To Philadelphia 76ers
2019 second-round pick
Cash considerations
To Los Angeles Lakers
Draft rights to Isaac Bonga
July 6, 2018[7] To Philadelphia 76ers
Wilson Chandler
Future second-round pick
To Denver Nuggets
Cash considerations
July 20, 2018[8] To Philadelphia 76ers
Cash considerations
To Phoenix Suns
Richaun Holmes
July 25, 2018[9] To Philadelphia 76ers
Mike Muscala (from Atlanta)
To Atlanta Hawks
Carmelo Anthony (from Oklahoma City)
Justin Anderson (from Philadelphia)
2022 protected first-round pick (from Oklahoma City)
To Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schröder (from Atlanta)
Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (from Philadelphia)
November 12, 2018[10] To Philadelphia 76ers
Jimmy Butler
Justin Patton
To Minnesota Timberwolves
Robert Covington
Dario Šarić
Jerryd Bayless
2022 second-round pick
February 6, 2019[11][12] To Philadelphia 76ers
Tobias Harris
Boban Marjanovic
Mike Scott
To Los Angeles Clippers
Wilson Chandler
Mike Muscala
Landry Shamet
2020 protected first-round pick
2021 unprotected first-round pick
2021 second-round pick (from Miami)
2023 second-round pick (from Detroit)
To Philadelphia 76ers
Malachi Richardson
Draft rights to Emir Preldžić
2022 Toronto second-round pick
To Toronto Raptors
Cash considerations

Free agents[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed
JJ Redick[7] July 6, 2018
Amir Johnson[13] July 16, 2018
Demetrius Jackson[14] July 27, 2018

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Shake Milton[15] Two-way contract SMU Mustangs
Norvel Pelle[16] August 3, 2018 Italy Fiat Torino
Anthony Brown[17] August 29, 2018 Minnesota Timberwolves/Iowa Wolves

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason Left New Team
Ersan İlyasova[18] Free Agency Milwaukee Bucks
Marco Belinelli[19] Free Agency San Antonio Spurs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Polacek, Scott. "Kawhi Leonard Drains Buzzer-Beater, Leads Raptors Past 76ers in Epic Game 7". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ "2018-19 Philadelphia 76ers Roster and Regular season Stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Draft 2018 | Sought-After Prospect, Future Pick Highlight Acquisitions". NBA.com. June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "Detroit Pistons Acquire Draft Rights to Khyri Thomas and Select Bruce Brown Jr. in the 2018 Draft". NBA.com. June 22, 2018. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Karalla, Bobby (June 21, 2018). "Mavericks acquire draft rights to Ray Spalding and Kostas Antetokounmpo". Mavs.com. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Lakers Acquire Isaac Bonga in Trade with Philadelphia". NBA.com. July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "76ers Re-Sign JJ Redick and Acquire Wilson Chandler From Denver". NBA.com. July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "Team Trades Player Contract of Richaun Holmes to Phoenix in Exchange For Cash Considerations". NBA.com. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Muscala Trade Adds Frontcourt Depth". NBA.com. July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  10. ^ "Team Acquires Four-Time All-Star Jimmy Butler". NBA.com. November 12, 2018. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Harris, Marjanović, and Scott Acquired From LA Clippers". NBA.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "Richardson, Preldžić, Second-Round Pick Acquired From Toronto". NBA.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  13. ^ "Team Re-Signs Johnson". NBA.com. July 16, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  14. ^ "Team Re-Signs Demetrius Jackson to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 27, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  15. ^ "Team Signs Shake Milton to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  16. ^ "Team Signs Pelle". NBA.com. August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  17. ^ "Team Signs Anthony Brown". NBA.com. August 29, 2018. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  18. ^ "Milwaukee Bucks Sign Ersan Ilyasova". NBA.com. July 16, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  19. ^ "SPURS SIGN MARCO BELINELLI". NBA.com. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.