2017 Offseason Salary Cap Digest: Philadelphia 76ers

After three straight seasons of the Sixers failing to reach the 20-win mark, fans in Philadelphia finally got a thrilling glimpse of the future in 2016/17, as Joel Embiid made his NBA debut and looked like a potential franchise player. Embiid’s rookie season was cut short by more injuries, as was Ben Simmons‘, but assuming the 76ers have better health luck going forward, there’s plenty of reason for optimism — and the team still has plenty of cap flexibility to continue adding talent.

Here’s where things currently stand for the Sixers financially, as we continue our Offseason Salary Cap Digest series for 2017:

Guaranteed Salary

Player Options

  • None

Team Options

Non-Guaranteed Salary

Restricted Free Agents

  • Alex Poythress ($1,512,611 qualifying offer / $1,512,611 cap hold)
  • Total: $1,512,611

Cap Holds

Projected Salary Cap: $101,000,000

Maximum Cap Room: $55,186,167

  • The Sixers have eight players on guaranteed salaries, a cheap team option for Covington that will be exercised, and a cap hold for their No. 3 overall pick. Throw in a couple cap charges for empty roster spots and their team salary is a modest $45,813,833. Even if the Sixers retain a couple of their non-guaranteed players, as expected, they’ll have more than enough space for a maximum salary contract, with plenty of room to spare.


  1. There are conflicting reports about whether or not Henderson’s contract has a partial guarantee or no guarantee. Either way, Henderson’s salary becomes fully guaranteed after June 30.
  2. Covington’s salary remains non-guaranteed if team option exercised; becomes partially guaranteed ($53,547) after August 9.

Salary information from Basketball Insiders and The Vertical was used in the creation of this post.

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5 thoughts on “2017 Offseason Salary Cap Digest: Philadelphia 76ers

  1. Z-A

    Forget Lowry and Holiday and Fultz bc the Celtics don’t do trades where they lose any bit of value. Take Jackson… See what it takes to get Russell from LA. Give the Lakers back their 2018 pick + Okafor? Sixers 2018 + Okafor? If Embiid bombs there are two centers atop the 2018 draft. So which has a better shot at landing it is your guess but I’d say Lakers pick is better than Sixers.

    Forget Reddick too old too much coin.

  2. canajay12

    If I’m a sixers fan I hope they keep as is and have the cap flexibility to allow them to resign their current core as their deals come up in the coming years. You’re not title contenders this coming season so run out all these top picks you’ve got and see how they do. Tons of potential on the roster but you need to see them be healthy and play together first before you worry about adding high priced pieces to put them over the top.

  3. Hopefully they don’t throw a ton of money at Lowry. Paying an aging PG the type of money he’ll ask for won’t look good in a couple years. I’d be fine giving Reddick a three-year deal to help stretch the floor.

    With the #3 pick I think the Sixers should take Josh Jackson. His floor is a good 3-D guy with superstar upside. I don’t think there is any chance prying #1 from the Celtics. Can’t see the Lakers taking anyone besides Lonzo.

    If the Lakers go after PG-13, I’d like to see the Sixers get involved and go after Clarkson and Deng. Give the Pacers the Lakers 2018 pick (assuming PG-13 goes to LAL) plus Okafor. I think he’d be a good fit next to Myles Turner.

  4. phillyphan3

    Draft Monk. Trade Okafor for whatever. The Lowry and Reddick rumors are just rumors. Trust the process.


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