Ranking 76ers free agents by likelihood to return next season

The 76ers must bring some of their free agents back to fill their roster.
Philadelphia 76ers, Tyrese Maxey
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The Philadelphia 76ers face a pressure-packed offseason. Daryl Morey set things up to maximize their cap space with an eye on adding a third star. Joel Embiid is their only guaranteed contract on the books for the 2024-25 season, and Morey will explore every avenue in adding a marquee talent. It may come via trade or off the free agent market, but the Sixers will upgrade.

Rounding out their roster won’t be easy. Tyrese Maxey is a restricted free agent and is expected to be back on a max contract. With a third star, Philly will have over $120 million tied up in three players. That leaves little room to fill out their roster.

The Sixers will look to bring back multiple players. They have Bird Rights on some and others may be convinced to take minimum deals. Finding enough depth and talent won’t be easy, but Morey has a plan. Here are their soon-to-be free agents ranked from least to most likely to return for the 2024-25 season.

11. Tobias Harris

The 76ers traded for Harris and re-signed him to a massive contract in 2019. It made the 6’8 forward virtually untradeable and changed the perception of his value. Harris is a quality role player, but he does not produce $30 million per year of value.

His tenure in Philly ended with a dismal playoff performance. Tobi averaged just 9.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 36.3 minutes per game during their first-round playoff loss to the Knicks. He shot just 43.1 percent from the field and 33.3 percent on his threes in the series.

Tobias Harris will be searching for a significant contract in free agency, and the Sixers will have to renounce his cap hold to acquire a third star. The 31-year-old will be wearing a different uniform next season, and he is not the only player who will become a former Sixer.