The 76ers have gone through their share of backup point guards so far this season. They signed the undrafted Maalik Wayns in the offseason, who peaked as a 76er in the preseason before shooting 26% from the floor in 21 games during the regular season. Royal Ivey was signed before the season as an insurance policy to the unproven Wayns, and he's played like, well, Royal Ivey. With averages of 7.9 points and 1.5 assists per 40 minutes, the offense absolutely bogs down when he's on the court. According to 82games.com, the 76ers average 104.2 points per 100 possessions when Ivey is off the court compared with 94 points per 100 possessions when he is on the court. Ouch. By most metrics Ivey has been an okay defender this year (14.8 opponent PER, 0.874 points per possession against), but a league average defender isn't quite enough when you're talking about the offensive incompetence Ivey provides.
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