The Philadelphia 76ers had another disappointing finish to a season, as they were bounced from the 2022 NBA Playoffs in the second round. It was the fourth time in five years that they were eliminated from the postseason in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, as they just cannot get over the hump.
The acquisition of James Harden at the trade deadline didn’t provide the boost that Daryl Morey was hoping for as Harden looked sluggish at times in the postseason. He was unable to raise his game to another level when Joel Embiid was sidelined.
Heading into the offseason, the 76ers will be looking to upgrade the roster to become legitimate contenders in the Eastern Conference. They will have to get creative when doing so as they are capped out, but they cannot waste prime years of Embiid.
Philadelphia should have some clear-cut targets in free agency to help them achieve that goal. One possibility is Tyus Jones of the Memphis Grizzlies. The 76ers could use some help on their second unit and Jones is one of the best backup point guards in the NBA.