The Sixers’ future looks very promising with the young core that they have in Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and possibly Markelle Fultz if he can escape the injury bug. Now, the team has their sights on bringing a championship pedigree to Philadelphia as they have their eyes on LeBron James next summer.
James is set to be a free agent in summer 2018 and Sixers’ president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo will attempt to make a pitch to him to come to Philadelphia, per Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today Sports.
“If James, who can become a free agent after this season, decides to leave the Cavaliers, he could – and should – consider the 76ers, and executives around the league believe Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo will attempt to sign James.
The Sixers are an intriguing possibility, and if James’ goal remains competing for championships and Cleveland is no longer the place, the Sixers can make a compelling case.”
It was also reported that Colangelo is one of the few executives that has the potential to make a unique run and push for James. Philly’s young lineup would be able to lessen James’ workload as he would enter his 16th season in the NBA.