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ORLANDO, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 07: Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers looks on during a game against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center on December 07, 2022 in Orlando, Florida.

NBA free agency has begun. Well, legal tampering has begun. The most confusing phrase in sports. Teams can begin to “legally tamper” with other team’s free agents. Sixers free agency will be as busy as we have ever seen it.

Not just because they are expected to make some big splashes, but also because they need to make a lot of moves. They only have 3 players under contract. We can count Tyrese Maxey in that because we know they will eventually give him a max deal. But even with him, they only have Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey, Ricky Council IV, and Paul Reed.

Paul Reed is expected to be cut. His money is not guaranteed, and he was a massive disappointment as the backup center last season. So that really leaves the Sixers with 3 players, one of whom is Ricky Council.

Related: You Can’t Blame Daryl Morey For Every Sixers Problem

President of basketball operations Daryl Morey looks on during a press conference at the Seventy Sixers Practice Facility on February 15, 2022 in Camden, New Jersey. Sixers Off-Season
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CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY – FEBRUARY 15: President of basketball operations Daryl Morey looks on during a press conference at the Seventy Sixers Practice Facility on February 15, 2022 in Camden, New Jersey.

Sixers Free Agency Is Underway

There have been big rumors around the Sixers, and what they will do with all the cap space Daryl Morey saved up last season. They finally got Tobias Harris off the books, and almost every other player was on an expiring contract.

That was all on purpose. Morey basically punted last season, to try to go all in for this free-agency period. He didn’t force any moves that would have limited what they could do this off-season. The trades he did make, were for expiring contracts.

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 03: Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers dribbles the ball against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center on March 03, 2023 in Sacramento, California.
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So will that bold strategy pay off? Can Morey land a big fish to get the Sixers closer to competing with the Celtics? Will they make the move that finally gets them past the 2nd round, and maybe even to the NBA Finals? Let’s find out.

Follow along here to track what happens in Sixers Free Agency:

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