It's almost time for free agency to get back into full swing for the NBA, so what better time to talk about which free agents are the most intriguing for the Philadelphia 76ers to sign using the mid-level exception?
If that sentence felt like a word maze, then let's break down what those words really mean before we get into the players.
Hoopsrumors.com describes what a mid-level exception is and the conditions for which it changes:
The mid-level exception is the most common way for over-the-cap NBA teams to sign other teams' free agents. The exception can be used every season and can be split among multiple players, but different teams receive access to different mid-level exceptions based on their cap situations.
A team whose total player salaries, cap exceptions, and cap holds amount to less than the salary cap forfeits its full mid-level exception. A taxpaying team also doesn't have access to the full mid-level. However, both under-the-cap and taxpaying teams receive a lesser form of the MLE
That was all a fancy way of saying that a team gets rewarded a contract in the offseason worth a set amount of money based on if they were over the salary cap and under the luxury cap line. The Sixers are over the salary cap yet under the luxury tax line, allowing them the opportunity at offering the full exception.
Now that we got most of the business out of the way, let's take a closer look at which free agents should catch the Sixers eye this offseason.