With their contract expiring after this season, the Philadelphia 76ers will have to figure out what their next move is.
With no immediate deals on the table, it looks like they will be looking at two potential options.1.
Sign an extension to keep the guard.
It has been reported that the 76ers would like to keep Al Harrington for another season, but they won’t be able to do so with the cap hit they are set to pay him next season.
If the 76s want to keep Harrington and keep the cap flexibility they have in the short-term, then the possibility of an extension could be a compelling one.
If they just don’t want to extend him, the odds of that happening are slim.2.
Offer a big contract to a younger player.
This is a bit more complicated than the previous option, and if the Sixers want to be a contender next season, then they would have to be willing to pay more than Harrington.
However, this would not be an option if they want to stay in the mix and make a run at the playoffs.
If there is any doubt that the Sixers are serious about being a playoff team next season (and if they are), they should be offering players like Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel a lot more money than Harrington is likely to receive in the coming years.
In the past, the Sixers have been known to give big contracts to players who have a few years left on their deals, but this is the first time the team has ever offered a big deal to a player younger than 21 years old.
With that said, this type of contract is not uncommon in the NBA.
The Philadelphia 76er’s contract for the season starts at $13 million and goes up every year.
While it’s not the largest contract in the league, it’s one of the best of the modern era.
It will be interesting to see how this new contract affects the future of the team.