5. Collin Sexton, G
It’s been a rough year for Collin Sexton. The 6-foot-1 combo guard has developed into a nice scorer for the Cleveland Cavaliers throughout his career, but due to injury, the 23-year-old wasn’t able to enjoy and establish himself as a part of their successful season. His future with the Cavaliers is uncertain and he might be one of the bigger questions during free agency.
4. Luguentz Dort, G/F
Luguentz Dort is one of the more recent successes as an undrafted rookie. Now the 6-foot-3 wing has developed into a legit defender and continues to get better offensively each season. At 23-years-old, the Oklahoma City product will be one of the hotter names on the free agent market.
*Team-option on his current contract* Edited 6/4/22
3. Miles Bridges, F
Miles Bridges could have signed an extension for four years over $60 million, per Brian Windhorst of ESPN. However, but he bet on himself and it paid off. The 6-foot-6 forward was one of the most improved players in the regular season and will have a big day as a result. It will be interesting to see if the Hornets will be able to pay the 24-year-old in free agency.
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2. Anfernee Simons, G
Like Bridges, Anfernee Simons had a breakout season as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers. The 6-foot-3 scorer will have a big payday and will probably stay with the Blazers, but if things breakdown in negotiations between the two sides, then the 22-year-old will be a hot commodity on the market.
1. Deandre Ayton, C
The Phoenix Suns shouldn’t have let Deandre Ayton get to restricted free agency, however they are tight financially so there’s a real chance he will be on a new team next year. The 6-foot-11 big man is already one of the best centers in the NBA and at 23-years-old, he would be a cornerstone for any franchise.
There are certainly some restricted free agents that the Philadelphia 76ers should keep an eye on this offseason. Do agree with this list? Comment below your thoughts.