The 4 most underpaid Philadelphia 76ers next season

Philadelphia 76ers, Tyrese Maxey - Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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An insurmountable dose of drama will not prevent the Philadelphia 76ers from setting lofty benchmarks next season. With a roster still talented enough to throw any team into submission on any given night, counting them out completely would be an unwise bet.

In fact, while many are not too keen on the 76ers surpassing last season’s finish, their lineup is still one of the better assemblages in the league. Aside from reigning MVP Joel Embiid, the team banners a handful of players who are easily earning much less than they should with their bargain play on the hardwood.

The Philadelphia 76ers have a slew of players on the roster who are earning below their market value

Without further ado, let’s zoom in on the Philadelphia 76ers’ four most underpaid players ahead of the upcoming campaign.

1. Tyrese Maxey – $4.3 million

Starting with the obvious, Tyrese Maxey is definitely the Sixers’ most underpaid player heading into the season. This may be cheating considering that he’s still on his rookie-scale deal, but it doesn’t change the fact that the 76ers will be enjoying a massive bargain for his services.

An inevitable contract extension has been deliberately delayed to garner some more flexibility for the front office, but Maxey should be in line for a handsome raise as talks should commence soon.

With James Harden’s status for next season still unbeknownst to many, Philly will have to bank on Maxey’s development to be viable enough for him to settle in as a legitimate second fiddle to Embiid. And if last season is any indication, the 76ers should be getting just that.

The combo guard’s efficient and crafty scoring prowess from all three levels is unquestionable, but he will have to elevate his playmaking skills to round out a more all-around profile as an offensive hub. Hopefully, Maxey can maximize what should be an even more prominent role to preserve the team’s title chances.