5 Tobias Harris trades that give 76ers roster flexibility

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4. 76ers trade Tobias Harris back to Pistons to save $26.7 million

The Pistons have too many centers, and they would love to clear that logjam this offseason. Detroit also has its eyes on exiting a rebuild and jumping back into contention. They will need a healthy Cade Cunningham, but it could open the door for the 76ers to trade Tobias Harris without giving up a first-round pick.

Harris played parts of three seasons with the Pistons from 2016 to 2018 where he helped Detroit make one of their two playoff berths since 2010. They have an exciting young roster, but the Pistons certainly need more talent if they want to immediately contend under new head coach Monty Williams. The number five pick in the draft will help, but getting someone like Tobias Harris could be what pushes Detroit back into the postseason.

Bagley III has shown some flashes, but the 24-year-old has struggled to stay healthy. Detroit is unlikely to be players in free agency, so they could look to use their cap space this way. The former number two overall pick could play a bench scoring role in Philadelphia, and the 76ers would have nearly $35 million in cap space if James Harden remained off their books.

Daryl Morey would have a first-round pick still to trade to go with the money to spend. The Philadelphia 76ers would be able to completely revamp their roster around Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey, but would it be enough to keep the reigning MVP happy in the City of Brotherly Love?