LeBron and 4 other marquee free agents who won't sign with the 76ers

The 76ers can forget about signing these free agents.
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The Philadelphia 76ers are the team to watch this offseason. Joel Embiid is the only player with a guaranteed contract for the 2024-25 season. Tyrese Maxey is a restricted free agent, but the franchise will not let him go anywhere. President Daryl Morey plans to be aggressive in improving their roster. Philadelphia has cap space and would love to find a third star.

The rumors will be hot and heavy this summer. Expect the Sixers to be linked with every player. It is uncommon for contending teams to have significant cap space, but three will this summer. The 76ers project to have the most, and their roster will get significantly more expensive with Maxey’s new deal. The time is now to add a key piece.

Philly wants to land a marquee name, but this year’s class is not the strongest at the top. Only three players will get anywhere near a max contract. The Sixers also have no shot at signing some of the best players, including one who will be leaving their franchise this summer.

5. Tobias Harris

Most will argue Harris does not belong on this list, but he was the fourth-highest-paid soon-to-be free agent this season. There is no arguing the 6’8 forward was overpaid, but it was the Sixers that agreed to the contract.

Harris averaged 17.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.0 steal in 33.8 minutes per game this season while shooting 48.7 percent from the field and 35.3 percent on his threes. His production vanished in the playoffs, and it is time for the two sides to move on.

Expect Tobias Harris to get a significant contract this offseason. It is hard to find 6’8 forwards with his skill set. It won’t be from the 76ers, but he is far from the only player Philadelphia has zero chance of convincing to join them in free agency.