3 76ers Who Won't Be Back Next Season

Philadelphia needs to shake up its roster after another season of coming up short
Apr 22, 2024; New York, New York, USA;  Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) dribbles up
Apr 22, 2024; New York, New York, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) dribbles up / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t made it past the second round of the NBA Playoffs since the days of Allen Iverson in the 2000-01 season and that means it may be time to take a different approach.

Obviously, this team will always be built around Joel Embiid as long as he’s healthy enough to be on the court. 

But his supporting cast (Tyrese Maxey excluded) isn’t cutting it, and the front office needs to make some drastic changes if they want to hope for a different result next season.

Let’s break down some prime candidates to depart from Philadelphia this offseason – freeing up money and roster space for some better contributors. 

Tobias Harris

Only Embiid has been a Sixer longer than Harris, who inked a five-year $180 million deal back in 2019. 

He’s been a steady contributor during that time, but he hasn’t really lived up to that type of contract in the NBA Playoffs.

Harris averaged 17.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists this season, shooting 48.7% from the field and 35.3% from beyond the arc. 

Those are solid numbers, but his stats have only been declining over the past three seasons, and he’s likely to command a sizable AAV (average annual value), with rumors already swirling about other teams potentially having interest in him.

Considering he’s about to turn 32-years-old in July, the Sixers would be better off staying out of that bidding war and instead spending those resources on younger/better talent.

1. Kyle Lowry 

It’s hard to imagine that any Sixers fans thought Lowry was a long-term answer when the team acquired him from the Miami Heat midway through this season. 

He’s been a serviceable point guard, averaging 8.0 points and 4.6 assists per game, including 40.4% shooting from 3-point range.

But he just turned 38-years-old and he’s not exactly the most fit player in the NBA. Unfortunately, those two facts aren’t changing. 

The Sixers would be better suited giving his minutes (28.4 minutes per game) to Cameron Payne or a free-agent addition.