Report: Montrezl Harrell will decline $2.7 million player option with Sixers to become an unrestricted free agent this summer
Philadelphia 76ers center Montrezl Harrell is declining his $2.7 million player option for the 2023-24 season to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Montrezl Harrell Declines Player Option with Sixers
Harrell signed with the Sixers ahead of last season on a two-year contract with a player option to backup Joel Embiid at center.
That didn’t really work out as the Sixers planned. Harrell appeared in 57 games last season in Philly, averaging just under 12 minutes per game while scoring six points and grabbing three rebounds per game.
Later in the season, Harrell’s role was basically non-existent as Doc Rivers and company finally answered the prayers of Sixers fans and opted to give Paul Reed to the majority of minutes at backup center in the playoffs.
Harrell only appeared in 10 of the Sixers’ last 40 games (including playoffs) while playing as little minutes as possible.
No surprise that Harrell is heading back to free agency given the fact that he played his way out of the Sixers rotation as the season progressed last season.
Sixers fans should breathe a sigh of relief that he declined his player option given the fact that they are an organization in salary cap hell with little-to-no wiggle room to make any significant moves this summer.
Sixers Free Agents / Roster Updates
- Shake Milton is reportedly on his way out of town.
- James Harden is “likely” to remain in Philadelphia.
- No word on Georges Niang, Jalen McDaniels or Paul Reed (free agents).
- Dewayne Deadmon won’t be back. Montrezl Harrell won’t be back.
The Sixers have some roster spots to fill. How exciting!