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76ers Had Notable Shift In Title Odds After Signing Paul George

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In the middle of the night on the East Coast on Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers were able to agree to terms with the biggest name in NBA free agency this summer by landing Paul George, formerly of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Once the Clippers were unwilling to meet George’s contract demands, 76ers general manager Daryl Morey could have brought in George with a lucrative long-term deal, as the team had a significant amount of cap space.

The 76ers headed into the NBA offseason determined to bring in another star to play alongside Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey, with George being the team’s primary target unless LeBron James was open to leaving the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency.

Fortunately for Philadelphia, everything aligned once negotiations got underway with George, which made their pitch the best of any heavyweight in the league.

In the aftermath of George leaving Los Angeles to join Philadelphia’s squad, the 76ers have seen a significant bump in their odds of winning it all next season, only trailing the reigning champion Boston Celtics and the Denver Nuggets, who were last year’s champions, according to ESPN BET.

The 76ers have the third-shortest odds to win the NBA title next season trailing the Celtics (+300) and the Nuggets (+750) šŸ‘€šŸ”” pic.twitter.com/imUzcMRW0O

— ESPN BET (@ESPNBet) July 1, 2024

The only real question mark for the 76ers moving forward is whether this squad can stay healthy in order to compete with the best of the best in the Eastern Conference.

Embiid and George have struggled with injuries for years, which may become a problem in Philadelphia moving forward, but if they can stay healthy and productive, the 76ers will be a force to be reckoned with in the East.

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