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Philadelphia 76ers: Waiving Anthony Tolliver is just step one



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When Daryl Morey woke up this morning, the Philadelphia 76ers had 15 players on standard NBA contracts, with Aaron Henry on a two-way contract and Grant Riller reportedly set to take up the other two-way spot in the not too distant future. While the team could opt to go that route and once again be happy with their decision, there’s this little thing that I like to call the $8.19 million Al Horford trade exception that expires on September 7th. With Tolliver and George Hill both off the team’s books as trade assets, allowing that exception to expire without bringing back a viable NBA player who could either fill a role long-term or serve as a matching salary in a future deal would be a serious misallocation of assets. Even if that’s the best way to improve the team moving forward, they’d still need to find a spot for Bassey heading into camp, either on the 15 man roster or by signing him to a two-way contract instead of Grant Riller, who hasn’t officially been announced by the team yet. With Ben Simmons trades reportedly stalling out and the team’s immediate future very much in flux, Daryl Morey had to act on Tolliver’s contract before it became guaranteed, even if it took few minutes out of his Hamptons vacation.

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