2. Patrick Beverley
The ink on Patrick Beverley’s contract is still fresh, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be a Sixer once the playoffs began.
Beverley is no stranger to being moved in recent years. He’s been traded three times over the last two years with the 76ers being the fifth organization he’s joined over that stretch. That isn’t even to mention how the Los Angeles Lakers traded him just seven months after acquiring him last offseason.
The 35-year-old’s declining play also makes him susceptible to being moved. Beverley’s field-goal percentage has declined in each of the previous four seasons, going from 43.1% in 2019-20 to just 40.0% last year.
That’s without mentioning how his minus-2.9 offensive box plus/minus was considerably below his career average of minus-0.4. With Beverley’s offense clearly falling off, a defensive decline would make him detrimental to Philly’s championship aspirations.
The former three-time All-Defensive team member is also on a cheap, one-year deal. Whether it’s to bring in a new body or to just move on from Beverley in general, the 76ers won’t have issues moving his contract if need be.
With his inability to stick around on a team for long, don’t be surprised if Beverley ends the season in a different city.