Both the 76ers and Suns had disappointing second-round exits in the 2022 NBA playoffs. Philly was bounced by the Eastern Conference’s top-seed Miami Heat, and Phoenix was surprisingly sent packing by Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks.
However, both organizations do not have the salary-cap space to make major additions this offseason. They also don’t have highly coveted trade chips to swing deals for an All-Star talent. That means each franchise will have to dig deep to find players notable additions who could be had for the returns they can offer.