5 Moves the Philadelphia 76ers must make after signing Paul George

The 76ers still have work to do on their roster.
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2. Build depth

The Sixers have nine players under contract, but only six who are part of their 2025 playoff rotation if healthy. They must add at least two more options. If they re-sign Kyle Lowry, the 76ers are still one player short, but the veteran will need rest too.

Buddy Hield is rumored to be signed-and-traded to Golden State, which leaves Robert Covington as the only potential option from last year’s squad. Even if the Sixers can re-sign him, they do not want just eight trusted options for the entire 82-game regular season and playoffs.

Daryl Morey should try to acquire several options capable of playing a nightly role. Nick Nurse will likely use a ten-player rotation during the regular season, and Philadelphia is delusional if they think their Big 3 will play in every game. The Sixers need depth, especially in the backcourt and on the wings.

Joel Embiid, Paul George, and Tyrese Maxey are locked in as starters. Kelly Oubre Jr., Eric Gordon, and Andre Drummond are the start of an elite second unit. Nick Nurse can figure out his best combinations, but he needs another trusted wing or forward capable of playing 30 minutes per game. There is only one way the Sixers find that piece.