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Notable Free Agents: Jerryd Bayless; Wilson Chandler; Amir Johnson (Early Bird); T.J. McConnell; Mike Muscala; JJ Redick (Early Bird);
Options Likely to Be Exercised: Markelle Fultz (team); Furkan Korkmaz (team); Dario Saric (team); Ben Simmons (team)
Non-Guaranteed Salaries: None
Salary-Cap Outlook: Max money and max appeal
Biggest Flight Risk: T.J. McConnell
Realistic Target: Kawhi Leonard (player option)
Most Pressing Question: Can they sign a star this time?
Missing out on this summer's clique of available superstars should not deter the Philadelphia 76ers. They at least caught LeBron James' eye. They're still on the map. Next year's pool of options is a little bit deeper, and they again have open-ended access to max money.
It takes all the willpower ever to avoid advocating for Philly to stage an all-out recruiting assault on Klay Thompson. He is the perfect match for this team—a low-maintenance superstar with a rapid release and intense defensive work ethic. But targeting him feels futile, even as Golden State faces luxury-tax hell. As Warriors general manager Bob Myers told The Athletic's Tim Kawakami:
"I'll tell you this, Klay's not driven monetarily. I think he wants to be paid fairly. I think Draymond [Green]'s the same way. And obviously Kevin, he's shown it, that he doesn't have to have every last penny...I feel like if we can create a place that gives them a chance to win a championship, get paid well, enjoy going to work every day—and people think an NBA player loves going to work every day. That's not true; maybe it should be, but it isn't. If we can create a place where players enjoy it, the hope is they want to continue to do that."
Ah, well. The Sixers will just have to settle for a run at Leonard or Butler. They'll make do. They might even be able to land a free-agency headliner while re-signing JJ Redick. They'll have paid him $35.5 million for two years of service by next July. He could accept a one-season discount to run it back if he looks at his stay in the aggregate and then revisits his salary the following summer when Philly owns his full Bird rights.
Striking out again on the superstar front would force the Sixers to confront larger issues—mainly: Are they a free-agency draw? Two empty-handed summers would suggest no, in which case they'd need to reconsider the place-holder approach, flesh out the roster with longer-term alternatives and try acquiring another top gun via trade.
T.J. McConnell's free agency will be a handful either way. He shouldn't command an expensive deal, but the Sixers have to figure out how much he's worth to a pecking order that includes Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons.
Source : https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2790107-every-nba-teams-blueprint-for-2019-free-agencyThanks you for read my article High Rollers Keep Rolling: Luxury Home Sales And Prices Soar