The Philadelphia 76ers had a bounceback season after the disastrous finish they had last year. New organizational leadership helped propel this team that didn’t make many significant upgrades to the one-seed in the east. Daryl Morey cleaned up the roster to make the pieces fit better while Doc Rivers helped elevate Joel Embiid to an MVP-caliber player.
The Sixers’ season ended early to the Atlanta Hawks and they’ll now be looking ahead for the 2021-22 season. Despite their injuries, they could’ve beaten the Hawks if not for blowing multiple leads in recent games. They already have such a high payroll next season and are limited in ways to make significant improvements without trading one of their highest-paid starters.
There are many different ways they can go about managing their roster and all routes likely lead to having a very expensive roster in 2021-22 and beyond. Here are the biggest decisions they’ll have to confront early on.