Philadelphia 76ers

Report: 76ers owners will do 'whatever it takes' to land big free agent to team up with Embiid and Simmons

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LeBron James' free agency is set to have plenty of teams on notice ahead of July 1, with the Philadelphia 76ers emerging as a potential destination for the King.

Alongside the young core of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, the 76ers are one of few teams that have the necessary cap space to sign LeBron, who can ink a deal worth around $35 million for 2018/19.

According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Sixers are "prepared to do whatever it takes" to land a big fish like LeBron in free agency. The Cavs star is likely to opt out of the final year of his deal in Cleveland and become a free agent.

"I think the bar is very high for us in terms of who we are going to put on this team," Sixers co-managing partner Josh Harris said. "But on the other hand, for a certain small number of players, like we are going to go after them hard.

"People have asked me about the luxury tax. I don't have any problem spending for good players."

"We have a core that's going to grow, but if the right person comes, you have to be very opportunistic," Harris added. "Because there's not that many people [who are franchise changers]. There really isn't."

After being knocked out by the Boston Celtics (4-1) in the second round of the playoffs, the 76ers will look to add to their young roster, something coach Brett Brown says they must do in order to compete for a championship.

"At some point, when the time is right, I think we need help to win a championship," Brown said at his season-ending press conference Thursday (via ESPN). "If that's the goal - and for me and us it is - then that's the answer I give."

The Sixers are also reportedly interested in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George this off-season, with Leonard forging a strong relationship with coach Brown during his time as an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs.

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