There’s no question that the Philadelphia 76ers are in the first year of a full-fledged rebuilding situation with the franchise essentially starting from scratch. They have a new GM in Sam Hinkie and didn’t even bother to hire a new head coach in Brett Brown until August — well after the draft had already taken place.

It isn’t about the upcoming season in Philadelphia; it’s about laying the foundation for a successful NBA franchise to thrive upon in the future. A big part of that obviously involves personnel and with the Sixers opting to make the draft night deal that sent All-Star guard Jrue Holiday out of town in exchange for the injured and unproven Nerlens Noel it’s no wonder that other more tenured players on the roster feared that their time in Philly may be running short.