6 76ers most likely to be traded before the deadline

The 76ers could trade multiple players before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.

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1. Marcus Morris Sr.

Morris Sr. is the most likely to be traded because of his $17.1 million expiring contract. Philadelphia could acquire Tyus Jones or Dejounte Murray by using just Morris Sr. as a salary-matcher in the deal.

The 6’8 veteran forward can make noise in the playoffs. He has the size to switch onto multiple players and is a career 37.7 percent 3-point shooter. The 34-year-old is past his prime, but Morris Sr. played a key role in the postseason for three different franchises throughout his NBA career. Can he get back to that level? If not, the 76ers should move on before the deadline.

The Sixers have only found 17.0 minutes per game for Marcus Morris Sr. this season. They hope to trade him for someone who can play a larger and more consistent role in the playoffs. Philly could target another ball-handler or a 3-and-D wing that pushes them closer to title contention.

The Philadelphia 76ers will be active and aggressive before the Feb. 8 trade deadline. Can they find a difference-making piece that puts them in the title race? Joel Embiid is playing like the MVP, and Tyrese Maxey is a star. Philly just needs the ancillary pieces to make a deep playoff run. Can they acquire them? Stay tuned to find out.

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