It took them much longer than expected, but the Philadelphia 76ers have finally parted ways with James Harden.
The former MVP got his wish of being sent to the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Sixers added some solid depth with interesting role players to put around their stars.
Nonetheless, even if they could make a deep postseason run with their current roster, Sam Amick of The Athletic believes Daryl Morey and the 76ers are not done making moves.
Philadelphia has traded James Harden to Los Angeles.
But for Sixers GM Daryl Morey and Joel Embiid, it's what comes next that really matters.
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) October 31, 2023
According to a report by Amick, Morey already has a list of potential targets to replace Harden and put alongside Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey.
Still, the Sixers might not make any moves for the time being, as Morey knows it may take some time before his desired targets become available.
At first glance, guys like DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine, and Chris Paul are star guards who could potentially become available this season.
Some less likely options also include the likes of Immanuel Quickley, D’Angelo Russell, Russell Westbrook, Donovan Mitchell, and even Kyle Lowry.
Whatever the case, the Sixers now have enough assets to try to be in the mix for any big name that becomes available.
Even so, this was hardly a win for Morey, considering he may have been able to land a better return for Harden before this became a buyer’s market.
At the end of the day, however, all that matters is that he’s able to put enough talent around Embiid to keep him happy and help the Sixers win games.NEXT: Joel Embiid Details A Big Change For 76ers This Season