2. Marcus Morris Sr.
Morris Sr. is the most likely 76ers to be traded before the deadline. His $17.1 million expiring contract provides a ton of flexibility in making moves. Paired with Robert Covington, Philadelphia could take back a player making $30-plus million this season.
Morris Sr. was out of the rotation for the Clippers but is averaging 6.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 0.8 assists in 15.2 minutes per game over 25 contests since arriving in Philadelphia. He is shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 44.2 percent on his 3-point attempts.
Having multiple 6’6 to 6’8 wings can be valuable in the playoffs, but the Sixers are looking to maximize their roster. Getting a lockdown defender or third star should be their top priority. Joel Embiid is having another MVP season, and the Sixers cannot afford to waste it.
Marcus Morris Sr. is unlikely to be part of the Philadelphia 76ers roster next season unless he is willing to make a massive pay cut. Daryl Morey and the front office would be wise to maximize his current deal by trading him before the deadline. The Sixers are never afraid to make moves, but what can Morey cook up?
If they cannot find a deal for the three players they acquired from the Clippers, the Philadelphia 76ers could explore moving Tobias Harris for a third star.