NBA Rumors: 3 Philadelphia 76ers Who Definitely Won't Be Back Next Season

Joel Embiid & Co. are headed home early from the Playoff Party once again this year, and now it's on to the summer re-shuffling of the deck for the Philadelphia 76ers. While Embiid and Tyrese Maxey are the present and future of the team, the rest of their supporting cast is very much in doubt. 

A look now at 3 Sixers who definitely won't be back next season. 

Tobias Harris

Harris's biggest crime over the past few years was his inability to live up to his massive five-year, $180 million contract. But with the Sixers wanting to keep as much cap space available as possible to pursue a big name in free agency, Harris will have to find employment elsewhere. 

The unrestricted free agent has already been linked to a few teams. Harris finished his Sixers career with an untenable performance, posting exactly ZERO points in their Game 6 loss to the New York Knicks Thursday night, leading to their elimination. 

Robert Covington

Another player who came nowhere close to earning his salary, Covington averaged just 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds across only 26 games played this season in Philly — both career lows. He also missed time, as he has the past few seasons, due to injury. His $11 million will come in very handy on the free agent market.

Buddy Hield

Here's a player who did come closer to earning his wages ($18.5 million), a three-point sniper who did just what he was supposed to, hitting treys at a 39% clip for the Sixers after coming over from the Indiana Pacers. But as a free agent this summer looking for a long-term deal, it's unlikely Philly will commit a big chunk of change to him, given their aforementioned goal of using cap space to bring in a big star this summer.

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