This NBA offseason, the Philadelphia 76ers did everything they could to supply Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid with solid role players that can end up being high-impact players on a championship-caliber team. The Sixers made moves to bring in Danny Green and Seth Curry on the wing, but also made some management moves as well.
After being fired by the Los Angeles Clippers following a series loss in the Western Conference Semifinals after being up 3-1, Philadelphia quickly made their move to hire the former champion head coach and also brought in Ex-Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey to be the President of Basketball Operations.
With one of the best head coaches in the NBA and a terrific front office, the Philadelphia 76ers finally have a championship-caliber organization. Simmons and Embiid are the focal points to Philly in their efforts to win their first championship since 1983, but in order to do so, they still need to make some moves.
Philly’s bench could end up being a problem late in the season as they just traded Josh Richardson this offseason and there are a lot of unproven players on the bench for the Sixers. Shake Milton seems to be the Sixth-Man for the 76ers off the bench but other guys like Furkan Korkmaz, Terrance Ferguson, Mike Scott and even Dwight Howard at times could end up being more of a liability than an asset.
Given Tobias Harris’ struggles last year and the question marks about his ability to be the third reliable scoring option on this team, Philadelphia could explore some trade opportunities for the 28-year old forward, especially given the massive contract he has. Harris is under contract through the 2023-24 season and is still owed close to $150M.
With Embiid and Simmons likely to be a part of this roster long-term, if the Sixers keep Harris as well, they will have virtually no cap room to build depth around these guys, which could limit their ability to create championship contending teams over the years. Trading Tobias Harris while his value is still high may be beneficial for the Sixers and they could get a pretty decent trade package from the Knicks in exchange for him.
Let’s examine a potential trade that would send Tobias Harris to the New York Knicks in exchange for some young talent and a valuable draft pick.