Top 5 Point Guards in Philadelphia 76ers Franchise’s History
5. Andre Miller
Miller, a reliable point guard if there ever was one, was drafted in the first round of the 1999 NBA Draft out of Utah by the Cleveland Cavaliers. After three seasons, he joined the Los Angeles Clippers for one season then the Denver Nuggets for three and a half seasons. He came to Philadelphia in 2006 via trade and in 221 games for the 76ers, Miller scored an average of 16 points, dished seven assists, grabbed four rebounds and 1.3 steals in 37 minutes per game. Miller finished in the top 10 in assists per game in his first two seasons in Philadelphia, continuing a career long trend. Over the course of his time in City of Brotherly Love, Miller averaged 15.9 PPG, 6.9 APG and 4.3 RPG on a very solid 48 percent from the floor.
4. Jrue Holiday
Before he was shipped down to the the Bayou for Nerlens Noel, Jrue Holiday lit up the floor in Philadelphia during his first four seasons as a pro. His efforts in his last season were rewarded with an All-Star nod; that season, Holiday averaged almost 18 and eight, highlighting his development as a pro. If Holiday had stuck with Philly, he would easily be one or two slots higher on this list. Still, his averages of 13.4 points per game, 5.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds per contest make him more than worthy of a top 4 spot on this list of Philly 76er point guard greats. I really wonder what would have happened if he stayed with the Sixers, would his career have played out differently? Maybe, maybe not. Who knows.
3. Eric Snow
Snow was drafted out of Michigan State in the second round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and was immediately traded to the Seattle Supersonics. He joined the 76ers in the middle of the 1997-98 season. In 1998-99, Snow was 10th in the league with 100 steals. In 1999-00, he bettered that total with 140 steals, league eighth best and 624 assists, the NBA’s ninth best total. In 2002-03, Snow was named to the All-NBA Defensive Second team, and with 544 assists again, good for ninth best in the league. Snow was fifth best in assists in 2003-04, dishing out 563 dimes. After the 2004 playoffs, Snow was traded to Cleveland, where he would play four seasons to round out his career. For the Sixers, Snow played 452 games over seven seasons, scoring nine points, seven assists and 1.6 steals in 34 minutes per game.