5 Free agents the Philadelphia 76ers should avoid at all costs this offseason

The Philadelphia 76ers have a wide selection of free agents to choose from this offseason, but here are five players they should avoid at all costs.

76ers, Gordon Hayward, Tobias Harris
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5 Free agents the Philadelphia 76ers should avoid at all costs this offseason

4. Otto Porter Jr. — PF/SF

In anticipation of Tobias Harris’ exodus, Batum’s potential retirement, and Robert Covington and KJ Martin’s free agency, the 76ers would have a significant hole in the forward positions. While they are rumored to be chasing a star who snugly fits the position, the team cannot be settle on just one man manning perhaps the most flexible position in basketball.

A veteran that could come cheap and ready to contribute is tweener Otto Porter Jr., who has been a near-MIA in the last couple of seasons. He’s moved on from Golden State after winning a title in 2022, but his presence has been barely felt since.

Otto Porter Jr. in theory has already worked well in practice, but his canvas hasn’t been all that expansive. His yearly injury struggles persist to this day to the point where one can peg his Warriors stint as a miracle, and the 76ers simply shouldn’t covet another player who consistently flirts with the injury bug, notwithstanding theoretical fit. Fans have had enough, and the front office should, too.