2023 NBA Draft Profile


Philadelphia 76ers

2023 Draft Picks:

2022-23 Season: 54-282nd place, Atlantic DivisionLost to Celtics in East semifinals

Pre-Draft Outlook

The Sixers have the league’s second best regular-season record over the last six seasons, but are not one of the 14 different teams that have reached the conference finals over that stretch. This time, they had a 3-2 lead in the conference semis, but then lost Games 6 and 7 to the Boston Celtics, a collapse that cost Doc Rivers his job and spoiled a Kia MVP-winning season from Joel Embiid. With the 29-year-old center under contract for at least another three years, the Sixers are still in very good shape. But getting Embiid to the promised land has proven to be difficult.

The Way To Go

The Sixers have no Draft picks, a lot of free agents, and limited means to replace James Harden should he decline his player option and take his talents elsewhere. So they’re in a tough spot if they want to take that elusive step forward, though Tyrese Maxey is terrific player who’s still just 22 years old. The hope has to be that new coach Nick Nurse can find a way to get this team over the hump. 

— John Schuhmann

Here’s a quick look at who the Philadelphia 76ers have under contract, who is a free agent this summer and who they added in the 2022 NBA Draft.

Under Contract

G: Tyrese Maxey
G: De’Anthony Melton
G: Jaden Springer
G/F: Furkan Korkmaz
G/F: Shake Milton
F: Tobias Harris
F: P.J. Tucker
C/F: Joel Embiid

Free Agents

G: James Harden (player option)
G: Mac McClung (two-way)
G/F: Shake Milton (unrestricted)
F/G: Danuel House Jr. (player option)
F: Louis King (two-way)
F: Georges Niang (unrestricted)
F: Paul Reed (restricted)
F/C: Montrezl Harrell (player option)
F/C: Jalen McDaniels (unrestricted)
C: Dewayne Dedmon (unrestricted)
2023 Free Agent Tracker

Last Year’s Draft

2022: David Roddy (23)**

* = acquired via trade
** = traded in draft-night deal
*** = traded in offseason deal