By Lewis Gould
The 2017-18 Sixers season is still three and a half months away, but already there is speculation about how next summer’s free agents might be moving.
Most notably, LeBron James!
If the Sixers win 45-50 games and a round in the playoffs, watch out!
Their improvement over 28 wins is paramount to any LeBron-to-Philly discussion.
But two enormous points that must be considered:
1) The East is certainly weaker than the West, and LeBron could waltz to the Conference Finals with the 76ers; 2) They’ll have enormous amounts of salary cap room next summer. They currently have 0 bad contracts on the books. They have excellent young assets if they need to create room (say, trading Jerryd Bayless, Jahlil Okafor and Dario Saric) for LeBron and a friend.