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Top 20 Philadelphia 76ers of All Time

Updated: Jun 9

Top 20 76ers

The 76ers have been around for 75 seasons winning a surprisingly low 3 championships. However, there have been a lot of amazing 76ers throughout the 75 seasons and today I will be ranking the top 20 76ers of all time.

Andre Iguodala Sixers

20. Andre Iguodala

Iggy played 8 seasons with the Sixers with averages of 15.3 PPG, 5.8 RPG, and 4.9 APG. He also had 1 All-Star appearance in the 2011-2012 season. Iggy was solid during his time with the Sixers what holds him back is playoff success and accolades with the 76ers.

Larry Costello

19. Larry Costello

Larry played 10 seasons for the Sixers with averages of 12.2 PPG, 4.6 APG, and 3.8 RPG. He was a 6x All-Star for the 76ers with 1 All-NBA appearance in 1960-61, he helped the 76ers win the championship in 1967. Most of you will probably not recognize Larry but he was one of the better PGs of his time and was a great rebounder for someone that is 6'1".

Red Kerr

18. Red Kerr

Red played 11 seasons for the 76ers with averages of 14.0 PPG, 2.1 APG, and 11.4 RPG. He was a 3x All-Star and helped the 76ers win their first championship in his first season. Another unfamiliar name for a lot of people Red Kerr was a solid center during the 50s and 60s.

Hersey Hawkins

17. Hersey Hawkins

Hersey Hawkins played 5 seasons for the Sixers with averages of 19.0 PPG, 3.4 APG, and 3.6 RPG. He was a 1x All-Star but you could argue he could've been an All-Star in 2 other seasons, he was also a 1st-team All-Rookie player. Hawkins was a terrific scorer in the '80s and '90s and had decent playoff success, what holds him back is accolades like I said before only 1 All-Star appearance hurts his stock here on this list.

Andrew Toney

16. Andrew Toney

Toney was a Sixer lifer playing 8 seasons averaging 15.9 PPG, 4.2 APG, and 2.2 RPG. He was a 2x All-Star and was a 1x champion in the 1982-1983 season. The reasons I have Toney at 16 is because of how important he was to the 76ers winning their 3rd championship and he was an amazing playoff performer averaging over 20 PPG in 2 of his playoff appearances as a 2nd or 3rd option behind Moses Malone and Julius Erving.

Doug Collins

15. Doug Collins

Doug was a Sixer lifer as well playing 8 seasons averaging 17.9 PPG, 3.3 APG, and 3.2 RPG. He was a 4x All-Star and made it to the finals once losing 4-2 to the Trailblazers in 1976-1977. The reason I have Doug at 15 is because he was a really good playoff performer and had the Sixers been a little more experienced they could've beat the Blazers.

Chet Walker

14. Chet Walker

Chet played 7 seasons with the 76ers with career averages of 16.2 PPG, 1.8 APG, and 7.9 RPG. He was a 3x All-Star, 1x champion, and an NBA All-Rookie First Team member in 1962-1963. Chet was a unique player because of his great scoring ability and was amazing at getting rebounds as a 6'6" SF averaging 10.3 in his 2nd season

George McGinnis

13. George McGinnis

George played 3 seasons with the 76ers with career averages of 21.6 PPG, 4.1 APG, and 11.5 RPG. He was a 2x All-Star and a 2x All-NBA player. Some of you may wonder why George is this low, but to me, he just didn't play long enough if he had been a 3x All-Star I would've moved him into the top 10 but he has few accolades and played very seasons with the Sixers. George was one of the best PFs of all time in the ABA who knows how his career would've turned out if he had just played for the NBA?

Ben Simmons

12. Ben Simmons

Ben played 4 seasons for the Sixers with career averages of 15.9 PPG, 7.7 APG, and 8.1 RPG. He was an STL Champ in 2019-20, an All-Rookie First player, ROY in the 2017-2018 season, an All-NBA 3rd team member, 2x All-Defensive team member, and a 3x All-Star. Even though Sixers fans may not like Simmons anymore he was a great player before asking for a trade out of Philadelphia. What holds him back is his little playoff success, and he's a liability on offense because of his unwillingness to shoot any jumpers, but makes up a little with his great playmaking for his size being a 6'10" PG/PF.

Maurice Cheeks

11. Maurice Cheeks

Mo played 11 seasons for the 76ers with career averages of 12.2 PPG, 7.3 APG, and 3.0 RPG. He was a 5x All-Defensive team member, 4x All-Star, and a 1982-1983 NBA Champ. The reason Mo is this high is because of how long and how important he was for the 76ers in the 80s and was a great perimeter defender averaging 2.3 SPG as a Sixer.

Bobby Jones

10. Bobby Jones

Jones played with the 76ers for 8 seasons with career averages of 10.7 PPG, 2.2 APG, and 4.8 RPG. He was an NBA 6th Man of the Year during the 1982-1983 season, a 7x All-Defensive team member, 2x All-Star, and an NBA champion in 1982-1983. Jones is one of the greatest all-around defenders of all time with 1.2 SPG, and 1.1 BPG for his career with the Sixers. He had 2 seasons where he averaged over 2 steals and 2 blocks per game, and a lot of his defense isn't found in the box score he was able to guard anybody with his great build being 6'9" and 210 pounds.

Billy Cunningham

9. Billy Cunningham

Cunningham played 9 seasons with the 76ers with career averages of 20.8 PPG, 4.0 APG, and 10.1 RPG. He was an NBA All-Rookie First team member, a 4x All-NBA team member, a 4x NBA All-Star, and a 1966-1967 NBA champ. Billy was a scary good scorer and rebounder in the '60s and '70s. Sadly the NBA didn't track steals or blocks for most of his career but in the last 2 seasons he played the NBA started tracking them and he looked like a really solid all-around defender with averages of 1.2 SPG and .5 BPG. If there wasn't so much talent ahead of Billy he could easily move up he's an HOF and one of the greatest SFs in NBA history.

Hal Greer

8. Hal Greer

Greer was a Sixer lifer playing 15 seasons which is tied for most seasons with the 76ers. Greer has career averages of 19.2 PPG, 4.0 APG, and 5.0 RPG. He was an AS MVP in the 1967-1968 season, 7x All-NBA team member, 10x All-Star team member, and a 1966-1967 NBA Champ. Hal Greer is one of the best scoring guards of all time and holds lots of 76ers records being #1 in games played, minutes played, FGM, and total career points as a 76er (21,586 points). He also has a career-high 50 points in a single game along with a career-high of 17 rebounds in a single game (he's 6'2"!). He was also an amazing playoff performer with his averages in the playoffs being 20.4 PPG, 4.3 APG, and 5.5 RPG.

Dolph Schayes

7. Dolph Schayes

Dolph was also a Sixer Lifer playing 15 seasons as well as tying Hal Greer for most seasons with the 76ers. He has career averages of 18.5 PPG, 3.1 APG, and 12.1 RPG. He was a TRB Champ in 1950-1951 with 16.4 RPG, a 12x All-NBA team member, a 12x NBA All-Star, and leading his team to the NBA Finals and winning this franchise's first championship in 1954-1955. Dolph was a beast he was a crazy good scorer and an amazing rebounder. He's the team's all-time leader in total made free throws (6,712 made FTs). What also makes him unique is the fact that he was a very good FT shooter with a career average of 85% and in his best season he shot 90% from the FT line. His career high for points in a single game was 50 points, and his career high for rebounds in a single game was 35 rebounds which is one of the most rebounds in a single game all time.

Joel Embiid #21

6. Joel Embiid

Embiid has played 7 seasons so far with the 76ers with more to come hopefully his career averages for the Sixers are 27.2 PPG, 3.5 APG, and 11.2 RPG. So far in his young career, he has been a 2x Scoring Champ, a 2016-2017 All-Rookie First Team member, a 3x All-Defensive Team member, 5x All-NBA Team member, 6x All-Star, and an MVP trophy from the 2022-2023 season. Embiid is very special he is an unstoppable force on offense with his best season averaging 33.1 PPG and is a scary good all-around defender with career averages of .9 SPG, and 1.7 BPG. His career-high points in a single game are currently 59 points, and has a career-high 22 rebounds in a single game. I can't put him any higher for the main reason being he hasn't been out of the 2nd round of the playoffs yet and he's never played 70 games in his career. If he stays healthy he's one of the most dominant centers in NBA history.

Charles Barkley #34

5. Charles Barkley

Barkley played 8 seasons with the 76ers with career averages of 23.3 PPG, 3.7 APG, and 11.6 RPG. He was an All-Star MVP during the 1990-1991 season, led the league in rebounds during the 1986-1987 season, was an All-Rookie First Team member during the 1984-1985 season, 6x All-Star, 7x All-NBA Team member. Charles is an all-time great he may have never gotten a chip with the Sixers but he still was a great player for them. Had he had better playoff success he could be higher on this list, but he's got serious competition.

Allen Iverson

4. Allen Iverson

A.I. played 12 seasons with the 76ers with career averages of 27.6 PPG, 6.1 APG, and 3.9 RPG. He was a 1996-1997 All-Rookie Team member, also winning ROY, 2x All-Star Game MVP, 3x STL Champ, 4x Scoring Champ, 7x All-NBA Team member, 8x All-Star, and the 2000-2001 MVP. I really can't put him higher than this solely because of playoff success he made it to the finals once but only 1 game against the Lakers. Iverson is one of the greatest scorers of all time with his really good handle no one could guard him. I have him over Barkley strictly for the reason that Iverson has an MVP and made it to the finals as a Sixer.

Moses Malone

3. Moses Malone

Malone played just 5 seasons with the 76ers but they were very meaningful seasons with career averages of 21.0 PPG, 1.3 APG, and 12.0 RPG. He was a 3x TRB Champ, 1x All-Defensive First Team member, 4x All-Star, 4x All-NBA Team member, an MVP in 1982-1983, and 1x Champion winning the Finals MVP in 1982-1983. Moses Malone is basically a beast offensively along with being a solid all-around defender, and was a crazy good rebounder. Had he played longer for the 76ers he could've been higher.

Wilt Chamberlain

2. Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt the Stilt played 4 seasons with the 76ers with career averages of 27.6 PPG, 6.8 APG, and a whopping 23.9 RPG. He was a 1x AST Champ, 3x TRB Champ, 4x Scoring Champ, 4x All-Star, 4x All-NBA Team member, 1x Champ in the 1966-1967 season, and a 3x NBA MVP. Wilt is a freak of nature having little to no weakness and was completely unstoppable with his very tall stature of 7'1". Had he played longer as a Sixer he would be number 1, but he would've had to play probably 4 more seasons for me to consider that.

Julius Erving

1. Julius Erving

The Doctor played 11 seasons for the 76ers with career averages of 22.0 PPG, 3.9 APG, and 6.7 RPG. He was an 11x NBA All-Star, 7x All-NBA Team member, 2x All-Star Game MVP, 1x NBA MVP, and a 1x Champion during the 1982-1983 season. This should be no surprise Julius is a top 15 NBA player of all time and was good at every aspect of basketball.




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