3 76ers One-Hit Wonders We Wish Hadn't Disappeared
By Tyler Kemp
The 76ers have a storied history in the context of the NBA. From stars of the past like Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley and Allen Iverson all the way to the present with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, there have been plenty of Sixers who have sustained their success. There are also a few guys who made a quick stop in Philly and faded into obscurity. Today, we remember them.
3. Jahlil Okafor (2015-2016)
Okafor’s rookie season was his best in the league. With a stat line of 17.5 points and seven rebounds per night on 50% shooting, Okafor looked to be the NBA’s next star center. As it turns out, this would be Okafor’s peak. With the rise of Simmons and Embiid, Okafor became a casualty of “The Process.” Okafor was shipped from Philly after another season and a half, and is still looking to find his footing.
2. Michael Carter-Williams (2013-2014)
An argument can be made that Carter-Williams was the one that started “The Process” altogether. With a weak 2013 NBA Draft class, MCW took advantage of the competition. Carter-Williams started his career with a bang as he notched a triple-double against the Big 3 Heat on opening night. MCW rode that wave to a Rookie of the Year award. That would be Carter-Williams’ only full season in Philly, as he was traded in 2014.
1. Dana Barros (1994-95)
Barros played a solid 14 years in the league. While he only averaged 10.5 points per game for his career, his breakout season came in 1994-95 with Philly. With more than 20 points per game and 7.5 assists, Barros made his lone All-Star appearance of his career and even won Most Improved Player the same season. Barros signed a free agent deal with Boston the next season, but never topped his career year of 1995.