Philadelphia 76ers: 2023 team option NBA free agent big board

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Last offseason, I did a series of articles on free-agent big boards. Considering the success and interest in those articles, it seems only appropriate to continue the series yet again this offseason when looking at all the possible free agents for the Philadelphia 76ers to consider this summer.

This article will only focus on the players who have team options on their contracts. That means if these players are about to enter the last year of their current contract but teams are allowed to opt out of that last year. With that being written, let’s begin.

20. Michael Carter-Williams, G

Michael Carter-Williams (a.k.a. MCW) once won Rookie of the Year as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers. Sadly, he has fallen from grace and was signed halfway through last season to be a mentor to a young Orlando Magic team. The 76ers can’t afford to waste a roster spot on a guard who isn’t a consistent shooter and unless the Magic want him back as a locker-room leader, MCW’s days in the NBA are likely done.

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19. Lindy Waters III, SG

Outside of being 6-foot-6 and having an average 3-point shot, Lindy Waters is a limited player. That’s probably why he was on a two-way contract to begin his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He probably won’t be on the Sixers’ radar, but he could be on someone’s roster before the beginning of the season.

18. Goga Bitadze, C

Until this season, Goga Bitadze spent his career with the Indiana Pacers before signing mid-season with Orlando Magic. Essentially Bitadze has been a third-string center for his whole career and there’s reason for the 6-foot-11 big man to be stuck in that role. He’s a solid rebounder but struggles to impact the game with his defense and scoring. He’s not the type of big man that the 76ers need backing up Embiid if he becomes a free agent.

17. Kevin Knox, F

Kevin Knox started as a highly-rated lottery pick, but he’s never found his footing in the NBA. With the Portland Trail Blazers appearing to be entering a rebuild, there’s a chance that the 6-foot-7 forward can be retained. At 23-year-old, it’s unlikely Philly will take a chance on him, but another rebuilding team might want to see if he fits on their roster.

16. Admiral Schofield, PF

Despite only standing at 6-foot-5,  Admiral Schofield has played power forward for the majority of his career. Schofield is a defensive ace, however, his lack of a 3-point shot is what is stopping him from being a regular rotation player. Despite being drafted by the Sixers, he shouldn’t be on their radar if he becomes available.