David Murphy is a sports columnist for the Daily News and Inquirer. He joined the company in 2008 and spent the next six years on the Phillies beat.

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Sixers’ free-agency wish list should prioritize a backup center who would allow Joel Embiid to play significantly less | David Murphy

The Sixers' All-Star center should have a hard cap of 30 minutes per game next regular season, whether the fans like it or not.

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How much of a risk do the Sixers face by giving Jimmy Butler a max contract? | David Murphy

Let's compare how other top-tier players have performed once they enter their 30s.

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Tobias Harris should be a heavy betting favorite to return to the Sixers. Jimmy Butler? Not so much. | David Murphy

The Sixers will almost certainly do everything they can to bring back Harris. From there, let the debate about Butler rage.

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Three things we learned from the Sixers’ Elton Brand, Josh Harris | David Murphy

We know they didn't intend to fire Brett Brown. So what else did they have to say?

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On a morning after like no other, Ben Simmons, Sixers reveal little about summer plans | David Murphy

Hours after a crushing loss, few elaborated on what they'll be doing during the offseason. But there's plenty of time for that.

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Kawhi Leonard vs. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons shows how far Sixers’ young stars have to go | David Murphy

The Sixers can hope at least one of their young stars will follow a similar trajectory as the man who ended Philly’s title hopes.

NBA playoffs: Predicting Game 7 between the Sixers and the Raptors

Our coverage team is split on who will be headed off to Milwaukee after Sunday night's Game 7.

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Sixers will be facing an uphill battle against Raptors, but they are tough to bet against in Game 7 | David Murphy

From the home crowd to the Game 7 experience do-or-die physicality, the Raptors have an edge at the margins.

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A few things worth considering from Sixers-Raptors Game 6 | David Murphy

Among them: There’s a good chance the 76ers are going to need Joel Embiid to be even better in Game 7.

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Sixers proved something, no matter how Game 7 against Raptors ends | David Murphy

From Ben Simmons, to Jimmy Butler, to Brett Brown, the Sixers proved that the future is still bright, regardless of what happens in Toronto on Sunday.