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
4 of 4

4. PG Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry was a late addition to the 76ers' roster, signing with the franchise for the remainder of the season after being bought out by the Charlotte Hornets on Feb. 11. Nevertheless, it's essentially a homecoming for the 37-year-old, who was born in Philadelphia and played college ball at Villanova.

Lowry won't make his 76ers debut until after the All-Star Break as he prepares to get into game shape. He's been one of the better point guards throughout his time in the league, however, his performance took a step back this year.

Lowry played 37 games (35 starts) with the Miami Heat before being traded to the Hornets, averaging 8.2 PTS/3.5 REB/4.0 AST — his worst outputs in nearly 15 years. While his 38.5 3P% on 4.4 attempts per game appears solid, it's worth noting that he shot 17.6% from three-point range on 3.4 attempts over his last 10 games.

At the end of the day, it's clear that Lowry joining the 76ers is merely an opportunity for him to play for his hometown team before he retires while adding guard depth. He doesn't have much juice left in the tank and has made it clear that he wants to retire as a Toronto Raptor, so it's tough to imagine him staying with the Sixers beyond this season.

If he continues to rapidly decline, forget about the 76ers: this might be Lowry's last season in the NBA altogether.

More Philadelphia 76ers news and rumors: