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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2. SF/PF Robert Covington

The 76ers acquired Robert Covington (as well as other pieces) from the LA Clippers as a part of the James Harden deal at the start of the season.

The former Tennessee State standout previously played for Philadelphia from 2014 to 2018. His time in the City of Brotherly Love was solid, being named All-Defensive First Team in 2017-18 while finishing inside of the top 10 for Defensive Player of the Year voting twice.

Unfortunately, Covington's second stint with the 76ers hasn't been nearly as productive. He averaged 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 44.9% from the floor and 35.4% from three-point range across 26 games. He hasn't played since the end of December, though. A knee injury has sidelined him since Dec. 30 and the situation isn't getting any better with head coach Nick Nurse saying there is "not much light at the end of the tunnel."

I just can't see the 76ers being all that crazy about re-signing a 33-year-old who's been held to 77 games since the start of the 2022-23 season. It's best to just let Covington walk as a free agent to allow him to figure out his future on his own.