4. Jrue Holiday
Holiday was dumped by the Bucks as they upgraded to Damian Lillard, but the Blazers quickly shipped him to the Celtics. 76ers fans were not happy to see him back in the Eastern Conference on arguably their biggest rival.
Holiday started his career in Philadelphia and became an All-Star for the Sixers in 2013 before being traded to New Orleans at the beginning of “The Process”.
Could Holiday return to the City of Brotherly Love next summer? He has a $39.4 million player option. If the 33-year-old declines, the Celtics will be waiting with a massive contract. Boston will be over the second tax apron and unable to add a significant replacement if he walks in free agency.
The Sixers could add the perfect backcourt complement to Tyrese Maxey and deliver a massive blow to their rival by signing Holiday. He is arguably the best perimeter defender in the NBA and can space the floor and make plays. His ability to shine on or off the ball would mesh perfectly with Philly’s two stars.
Getting him out of Boston may be virtually impossible, but Jrue Holiday holds the cards. If he wants to return to Philadelphia and play with Joel Embiid, the two-time All-Star can make it a reality. Holiday is far from the 76ers’ only option.