3 Teams that could give the 76ers a run for their money in free agency

The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be on top of the free agency leaderboard, but these three teams may have something to say.
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3. Could the Wembanyama fever affect the 76ers?

The lone lottery team on this list, San Antonio enters the summer having a world of optionality. They only have $21.3 million in practical cap space as of writing, but they can easily increase that by dangling Devonte Graham’s contract and trading some of their relatively older commodities.

The league-wide belief is that the long-term thinking Spurs would gladly continue taking it slow while the rest of the West dukes it out for short-term success. That’s honestly the best approach, even with Victor Wembanyama in the fold. However, should they decide to suddenly pivot into a more aggressive stance, the floodgates could open for stars looking to shift situations.

San Antonio is a very desirable destination right now with Wemby and Gregg Popovich still manning the sidelines. It’s conceivable to believe that a veteran star out there could try to force his way to the Alamo City and join a future contender. How does that affect the 76ers? Well, one of their golden targets could find a way to get to Texas with a little bit of financial gymnastics from their acclaimed front office.

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