4 Former 76ers the team could reunite with for the 2024-25 season

Reunions in the NBA have become more common than before. Here are four former 76ers who could get another go-round with the team for the 2024-25 season.
76ers, Dario Saric, Paul Reed
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The Philadelphia 76ers will have to outsource talent this offseason, and in doing so, the free agency market will be their biggest gauntlet for an overdue roster turnover. Bombarded with options from high-end talent to potential key rotation pieces, the front office should have zero problems trying to fill out the roster for the 2024-25 season and beyond.

Looking out for familiar faces could be one of the more understated avenues for Philly. While reunions have been rare in the past, that’s not so much the case in the present, where teams are not as reticent welcoming back players who already donned their jerseys in previous stints. In account of that, here are four former 76ers whom the team could look into reuniting with this offseason.

1. Dario Saric

Part of the initial roster that reaped the benefits of The Process, Dario Saric is a much-loved figure in Philly for a good reason. While his stint was cut prematurely after being traded in the 2018-19 season to make way for Jimmy Butler, fans won’t forget the impact he had on the team as their resident playmaking forward back then.

Saric enjoyed a productive campaign in Golden State this season, emerging as one of their consistent bench cogs. Even after battling injuries left and right in recent years, the Croatian quickly found his place with the Warriors as his shooting, passing, and overall versatility shone in the Dub’s unique offense. They failed to make the playoffs, but Saric was instrumental to the team from a stylistic vantage point.

For what’s likely to be a minimum signing, the 76ers should try and knock on Saric’s doors in free agency. His well-rounded offensive repertoire profiles as a seamless fit next to Joel Embiid, and Nicolas Batum’s success this season proves the importance of having connectors on offense. Saric is a ball-mover through and through, and Nick Nurse would undeniably find new wrinkles to implement in the scoring attack with the former Sixer back in the fold.