4 76ers Playing Their Final Season in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia 76ers have been one of the best teams throughout the 2023-24 NBA season. Regardless of how their campaign ends, though, don't expect to see these four players back in a Sixers jersey next season.
Tobias Harris could be in the middle of his final season with the 76ers.
Tobias Harris could be in the middle of his final season with the 76ers. / Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports
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The NBA All-Star Break couldn't have arrived at a better time for the Philadelphia 76ers. Although they've been one of the better Eastern Conference teams throughout the 2023-24 campaign, a lackluster showing in February has seen the 76ers slide down the standings.

It's going to be interesting to see if the 76ers can recapture their momentum down the stretch. Joel Embiid and Paul Reed are the only players under contract for the 2024-25 season, meaning certain individuals must step up post-break if they hope to be on next season's roster.

With that in mind, here are four 76ers who are likely playing their final season in Philadelphia.

1. PF/SF Tobias Harris

It's hard to believe that Tobias Harris is finally in the final year of his five-year, $180 million contract extension but here we are.

The veteran forward hasn't been living up to his price tag so far and the 2023-24 season hasn't been any different. Through his first 48 games, Harris is averaging 17.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.4 assists. He's had perimeter success over the years but took a step back this year, putting up 1.2 threes made on 34.6% shooting — both his worst marks since 2015-16.

Now that Harris is ready to hit free agency, the writing is likely on the wall for his time in Philly. He'd need to take a major pay cut to stay in Philly and I don't see that happening if he believes that he can trick another team into giving him a massive deal. Additionally, the 76ers need every penny they can save to 1) re-sign Tyrese Maxey and 2) sign a free-agent star for Maxey and Embiid to play with.

Harris is a solid player on the floor and a good person off of the court, but all partnerships eventually come to an end. It's best for both sides if he looks to continue his NBA career elsewhere next year.