July 16, 2024

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The Philadelphia 76ers entered the offseason with money to spend, and they committed to trying to prevent the Boston Celtics from becoming a 2020s dynasty.

President of basketball operations Daryl Morey is notorious for making splash moves, and he reportedly did that Monday morning with two huge agreements. It started with a four-year, $212 million agreed to deal with Paul George, and the Sixers followed that up with a five-year, $204 million maximum contract extension agreed to with Tyrese Maxey, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Those deals came after Philly reportedly agreed to deals to bring Kelly Oubre back and to bring in Andre Drummond.

The reported agreements cement a “Big Three” of George, Maxey and Joel Embiid to compete against the Celtics. But how far can this team go?

Well, the biggest issue the 76ers will deal with is health. George dealt with multiple injuries throughout his five-year Los Angeles Clippers tenure, and Embiid’s knee appears to be a long-term issue for his NBA career. A healthy Philadelphia team certainly could give Boston a scare, but that’s a big if.

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