What to expect from the 76ers in Free Agency
After a whirlwind of moves on Wednesday night, the 76ers are not close to being done. Tonight at 6:00 kicks off the first night of free agency for the NBA. Although the 76ers are currently over the salary cap, they could still make some moves with the exceptions available to them.
Right now, pending the Al Horford and Josh Richardson trades the 76ers would be at almost $137 million, $28 million over the salary cap. Currently the Sixers qualify for the taxpayer Mid-Level Exception. This grants the 76ers $5.7 million in cap space to sign players while still being over the luxury tax.
From tonight at 6 PM until November 22nd at noon is the moratorium period. This means teams are allowed to negotiate with free agents but cannot sign them to contracts officially until after it ends.
Current free agents for the 76ers are Alec Burks, Raul Neto, Kyle O Quinn, Glenn Robinson III, and Ryan Broekhoff. The Sixers don’t have any of those players bird rights but could retain them through the MLE.
The likely target for Philadelphia is a backup center or ball handler. Potential names include Nerlens Noel and DJ Augustin. Players such as Jeff Teague, Jordan Clarkson, or Myers Leonard could also make their way to Philadelphia as well.
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