5 76ers Leaving Philadelphia in the New Year

Despite the 76ers' strong start to the 2023-24 NBA season, don't count on these five players to remain on the roster throughout the New Year.

Nicolas Batum is one of five 76ers who are likely leaving Philadelphia in 2024.
Nicolas Batum is one of five 76ers who are likely leaving Philadelphia in 2024. / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Tobias Harris

While Tobias Harris is far from the worst player on the 76ers' roster, he's certainly in contention to be the most overpaid.

The ex-Tennessee Volunteer is averaging 17.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 5.6 assists across six seasons with the 76ers, and his current season's numbers are only marginally down from those averages. He's also shooting about 51% from the floor and has covered around a 38% three-point percentage, which is pretty solid overall.

While Harris' numbers aren't bad for the third scoring option, it hardly matches the $39.2 million price tag he carries this season. For reference, he carries a cap hit that's comparable to the likes of Luka Doncic ($40 million) and Anthony Davis ($40.6 million), who are both game-changers when healthy.

While Harris becomes a free agent in the summer, I won't be shocked if the 76ers move him earlier. If Philadelphia wants to land a name like DeMar DeRozan or Zach LaVine before the trade deadline, they're going to need to use Harris' salary to make the money work.

Harris' contributions over the last few seasons should be appreciated, but it's time to move on and use his salary elsewhere.