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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3. Marcus Morris Sr.

Marcus Morris Sr. is in a similar boat to Batum. After all, he was also a thrown-in as a part of the Harden trade to help get the deal done. However, now that the Dec. 30 trade restriction is set to expire, the 34-year-old's future in the City of Brotherly Love is up in the air.

Initially viewed as a salary filler, Morris hasn't been half-bad with the 76ers. The Philadelphia native has been playing well on limited minutes since returning to his hometown, averaging about five points, two rebounds, and two assists while sinking around 50% of his three-point attempts. While his long-range production might not be sustainable, he's done a lot to increase his potential trade value.

Morris is also a pending free agent, which makes him an attractive rental target for other teams ahead of February's deadline. His defense might not be what it once was, but he's still someone who can help improve an interested party's forward depth — especially since Philly isn't lacking in that department.

Don't be surprised if the 76ers pair Morris with another player (or draft picks) to help improve their championship odds as the season continues.