The Philadelphia 76ers have lost in the second round once again this season, and there's no doubt that the team will undergo some changes this off-season. They need to build a better squad to become a true championship contender.
There have been some rumors that James Harden might leave the 76ers, and he has notably been linked to the Houston Rockets. It seems as though the team has already identified a replacement for him, with the team reportedly looking at Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet according to Brett Siegel of ClutchPoints.
"Harden owns a $35.64 million player option for the 2023-24 season that many around the league are anticipating him opting out of. Leaving the Sixers after just one full season and signing elsewhere as an unrestricted free agent is a very real possibility for Harden, which is why Philadelphia has begun giving thought as to who could replace the former league MVP. According to league sources close to the organization, Raptors All-Star guard Fred VanVleet has emerged as a potential replacement for Harden this offseason."