Ranking 76ers free agents by likelihood to return next season

The 76ers must bring some of their free agents back to fill their roster.
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2. Kyle Lowry

Lowry returned home after being bought out by the Hornets in February. The 38-year-old is declining, but his high basketball IQ, playmaking, and shooting ability can still make an impact. He won’t be dropping 20 points every night. Lowry is a steady role player at this point in his career best served to be a contending team’s backup point guard.

He averaged 8.0 points, 4.6 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 0.9 steals in 28.4 minutes per game over 23 contests with the Sixers. Lowry shot 44.4 percent from the field and 40.4 percent on his 3-point attempts.

He was born in Philly and played his college basketball at Villanova. There will be strong interest in staying home and finishing his career with the 76ers. He may only have one or two years left before hanging up the sneakers. Lowry is declining but still provides impact on and off the floor.

The six-time All-Star led the Raptors to a championship in 2019 and has plenty of playoff experience. Contenders want veterans who have been there, and Lowry certainly gives the Sixers that edge.

Expect Kyle Lowry to return for the 2024-25 season, but he is not the most likely soon-to-be free agent Daryl Morey brings back. Lowry’s return can be penciled in, but fans can put this one in ink.