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

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15. Nathan Knight, C/PF

With the prospect of losing Naz Reid, it’s unlikely that the Minnesota Timberwolves would not exercise Nathan Knight’s team option. At 6-foot-10, Knight has real potential as a Stretch 5 with defensive up. Knight might be an exciting prospect for the Philadelphia 76ers, but probably won’t be made available.

14. Ish Wainright, F

Unless the Phoenix Suns can free up salary cap space by getting rid of Chris Paul or Deandre Ayton, it seems more than likely that they will exercise Ish Wainright’s team option. The 6-foot-6 defensive wing showed improvement during his first two seasons with the Suns and it seems unlikely he becomes available to the Sixers in free agency.

13. Isaiah Livers, F

Over his first two seasons, Isaiah Livers has been proving to the rebuilding Detriot Pistons that he has the skills to become a 3-and-D wing. At 6-foot-7, Livers has good size and speed to defend, and his offense has been solid. With new head coach Monty Williams, winning is a must so it will be interesting to see if the team makes Livers a free agent in order to sign veteran talent. If they do, he could be a candidate for a two-way contract from Philadelphia.

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12.Kesslar Edwards, SF

After having a promising rookie season, Kessalar Edwards didn’t have the breakout year that his rookie season suggested he should have. Most of that was a lack of minutes available with the Brooklyn Nets and then Sacramento Kings. At 22 years old, the 6-foot-8 small forward would be an ideal candidate for a two-way contract from the Sixers.

11. Mike Muscala, C/PF

Mike Muscala played a limited role on the Boston Celtics this year after being acquired in a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder mid-season. The former 76ers stretch big man can play good backup minutes but he wasn’t a great fit in Philly last time around, and bringing the 6-foot-10 back doesn’t make much sense this time.