4 76ers players who hurt their contract value in 2023-24

These four Philadelphia 76ers players did little to improve their contract value this season.
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4 76ers players who hurt their contract value in 2023-24

2. De’Anthony Melton

De’Anthony Melton, who started in all but four appearances so far this season for the 76ers, hasn’t truly registered a down year by most measures. However, while the particulars of his game point to a solid payday, it is his availability that could throw off some potential bidders for his services come free agency.

In addition to his missed games, his overall efficiency shooting the rock has diminished to a career-low mark this season, having drained just 38.7 percent of his field goal attempts. His three-point shooting has remained above league average with a 35.8 percent clip, but even that is a downgrade considering that he shoots a good volume of threes.

Normally, Melton would still be able to command considerable attention in free agency, but aside from Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Orlando are the only clubs currently in the playoff picture expected to have cap space this offseason. And given the state of those teams, it’s unlikely that they will be amenable to matching his previous salary, if they enter the chase for him in the first place.