1. Montrezl Harrell
Harrell struggled last season in Philadelphia and was out of the rotation in the playoffs, but the Sixers brought him back on a one-year deal. Unfortunately, the 6’7 big man suffered a knee injury in an offseason workout and has already been ruled out for the season. Harrell tore his ACL and meniscus and underwent surgery in August.
The Philadelphia 76ers already regret this signing because it was squashed by bad luck. They are keeping his contracts on the books to potentially use in a trade. Expect him to be bought out if no deal materializes before the deadline.
Harrell is rehabbing away from the team and hopes to get healthy enough to play in the 2024-25 season. Will the Sixers give him another chance next summer? It is too soon to tell, but the 29-year-old may have to prove he is healthy first.
The Philadelphia 76ers are entering a crucial season with several question marks. Can they stay in contention and keep Joel Embiid happy amid the drama? It was a forgettable offseason, but the franchise could salvage things on the court. New head coach Nick Nurse has a difficult job, and the Sixers promise to be one of the most intriguing teams this season, so stay tuned.