Thus far this offseason, I’ve written big boards for both unrestricted and restricted free agents that might be targets of the Philadelphia 76ers. Now it’s time to look at a different type of free agent big board. Well to be more specific potential free agents with player options in their contract.
When evaluating these free agents, I will also be including whether or not I believe these players will exercise their player options. With that being written, let’s begin.
19. Svi Mykhailiuk, G/F
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Svi Mykhailiuk as a potential free agent. The 6-foot-7 wing was drafted as a sharpshooter but wasn’t that for the Toronto Raptors this past season. It would be wise for the 24-year-old to opt into his contract because he might not get another one in the NBA.
18. Thanasis Antetokounmpo, F
Despite being the older brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo doesn’t have the skillset of his All-Star’s little brother. At 6-foot-6, he’s essentially a power forward and a negative on offense. However, it seems as long as his brother stars for the team, the 29-year-old will have a spot there regardless if he opts in or out.
17. Trey Burke, PG
I’m a personal fan of Trey Burke and I wished that former Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown used him more when he was in Philly. However, the 6-foot spark plug appears to have found a home as the Dallas Mavericks’ third-string point guard. It’s unclear if he would have a demand in the free-agent market so it would be best for the 29-year-old to opt into his contract.
16. Tony Bradley, C
Tony Bradley is also another former Sixers player I have an affinity for. The 6-foot-10 big man played well as a primary backup for the Chicago Bulls this season. It’s very possible that the 24-year-old center could find a deal worth more than $2 million next season elsewhere. He could very well opt-out of his contract for a big payday.