2. Tobias Harris
The Philadelphia 76ers are facing a mountain of uncertainty heading into the 2023-24 season. James Harden opted into the final year of his contract and requested a trade. The ten-time All-Star turned up the heat with his latest comments about president Daryl Morey and forced the league to open an investigation into the team. Beyond Harden’s request, the team has to be worried about Joel Embiid’s happiness.
What if things go completely sideways for the Sixers? If they cannot find a suitable Harden trade, it could force an Embiid trade request. Philadelphia could be in full rebuild mode by the deadline.
They have a Tobias Harris decision to make either way. The veteran forward is set to make $39.2 million this season in the final year of his deal. The 76ers want to keep cap space open for next summer, but doing so means risking losing Harris for zero return. Philadelphia could look to trade him at the deadline to recoup some value.
Tobias Harris is overpaid, but the 6’8 forward could provide valuable contributions to the Golden State Warriors on both ends of the floor. They would have to part with Chris Paul to land him, but they could have interest if CP3 is not willing to come off the bench or is not fitting in the Dubs system.