Analysis: Grant emerged as one of Philadelphia's most dependable offensive assets last season. His shortened summer league appearance likely indicates that Philadelphia knows he has little to prove at that level. Grant is one year removed from averaging 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest with the 76ers. Last season, Philadelphia possessed 10 players who each netted eight or more points per game. When you factor Ben Simmons into that equation it generates the notion that something has to give. Grant has proven he can succeed at the professional level, but with a clustered rotation only time will tell if his production takes a backseat.
Analysis: Okafor was cleared last week to resume basketball-related activities, but since he has yet to participate in 5-on-5 drills, it appears the big man will act cautiously and hold himself out of full-contact work. He'll use the week in Las Vegas to work on his conditioning while learning more about the game alongside some of the world's top players. Look for Okafor to be a full participant for the 76ers when training camp opens in the fall.
Analysis: Stauskas is currently on the 76ers roster bubble, so this may not have been the smartest move for his development. The former Michigan standout will have to compete with newly acquired Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Gerald Henderson, as well as Hollis Thompson, for a shot at the 76ers' shooting guard position. In his absence, Luwawu-Cabarrot will start in Las Vegas.
Analysis: Grant was simply using the Summer League to get ready for his time with the Unite States Select team. This is a valuable experience as Grant will be playing against some of the best players in the country. In the two appearances Grant made in Summer League play this year, he averaged 10 points and 4 rebounds. His departure will make room for James Webb III to start and get more minutes in Las Vegas.
Analysis: Embiid has spent the last year rehabbing a fractured navicular bone in his right foot, and after taking part in multiple non-contact workouts over the last several weeks, the Sixers will begin to turn him loose a little. The center, who has yet to make his NBA debut since being drafted No. 3 overall in 2014, won't suit up for the Sixers' entry in the Las Vegas Summer League, but he's expected to travel with the team. The organization appears optimistic that Embiid will be a full participant in training camp this fall.
Analysis: Colangelo acknowledged that Embiid is looking 'more fluid' in controlled settings of late, and has even been doing some 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 work. The Sixers likely want to ease Embiid into full activities before training camp begins, and because playing in the summer league would interrupt that, he'll just remain with the team in an observational capacity.
Analysis: It sounds like Okafor is gradually starting to inch closer to full health after he was shut down for the season in March following surgery to repair a torn meniscus. While he's already doing some on-court workouts, Colangelo mentioned that Okafor would probably require some sort of mini-training camp in advance if he chose to play in the summer league, but that doesn't seem an especially realistic outcome. Instead, Okafor may turn his attention toward getting ready to play for the U.S. Select Team in late July, when he'll be tasked with warming up and scrimmaging with the squad that will represented the country in the 2016 Summer Olympics. Regardless of what transpires this offseason, Okafor should be at full health entering 2016-17, but it's unclear whether he'll still be in a 76ers uniform. Okafor struggled to mesh with Nerlens Noel in the frontcourt as a rookie, and it's looking quite likely that one of the two may be dealt elsewhere this summer.
Analysis: Embiid hasn't hit any unexpected setbacks since undergoing a second procedure last August to address a broken navicular bone in his right foot, but the Sixers continue to proceed cautiously with the big man, who has yet to make his NBA debut since getting drafted No. 3 overall in 2014. After such an extended absence, it probably wouldn't be ideal for Embiid to get thrust back into a competitive setting right away, so training camp seems like a more likely time when Embiid will be able to resume full-contact work on the court.
Analysis: Cut by the 76ers last December after looking rusty in his return from a torn ACL, Wroten ended up inking a contract with the Knicks in March, even though the team had no intention of playing him. Instead, the Knicks viewed the 6-foot-6 point guard as more of a future asset, and instructed him to spend more time rehabbing his right ACL before possibly entering the backcourt mix in 2016-17. Over the last seven weeks since the regular season concluded, Wroten has made noticeable progress in his recovery, with reports indicating that he's been cleared for full contact. Though Wroten is entering his fifth season and is much more experienced than the typical Summer League player, he still has something to prove after playing just eight games since January 2015, and is hoping to showcase the same explosiveness he had before requiring the surgery to repair his ACL. If he thrives during the Summer League and training camp, he could make a legitimate run at the starting point guard job.
Analysis: Embiid went through a workout available to the media on Monday, where he was seen shooting free throws, taking jumpers and even throwing down some dunks. He's progressed to the point where he's getting in a bunch of on-court work, however, he's yet to start scrimmaging. That's next on the schedule for Embiid, who's expected to begin 2-on-2 work later this week. It's a move in the right direction for Embiid, who the Sixers are still hoping will be available for the season opener in the fall. Embiid remains without a concrete timetable for a return, however, so we should see his progress monitored further throughout the summer.