1 New Year’s resolution for every team in 2024: Atlantic Division

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76ers Resolution: To have Daryl Morey just sit back and relax.

Philadelphia needs… Daryl Morey to just sit back and relax. Throughout his tenure in Houston and now in Philadelphia, he has been all about making big splashes to acquire as many stars as possible. After the chaotic James Harden saga, the 76ers have somehow come out of that situation unscathed.

Tyrese Maxey is a likely All-star after replacing Harden and Philadelphia received some quality role players/depth options in the Harden-trade in Robert Covington, Marcus Morris, and Nic Batum, in addition to receiving future assets.

The Denver Nuggets proved last season that three superstars are not needed in order to win a championship if the team around two stars mesh well enough and make sense… and of course if one of your two stars is an MVP such as Nikola Jokic (or in this case, Joel Embiid). Can Maxey be as spectacular in the playoffs as Jamal Murray was in the playoff run for Denver last season?

That’s a very high bar to meet, but it is not out of the realm of possibilities. The 76ers still lead the NBA in Net Rating (+11.0) and have more than enough to get the job done, so Morey should not tinker with this team too much, if at all.