The Philadelphia 76ers suffered an early exit in the 2024 NBA Playoffs, marking another year without reaching their title aspirations. While Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid are wonderful players, it's clear they need some help.

The Sixers are expected to be aggressive when free agency opens up this summer, and one name on their radar is Paul George, who could potentially leave the Los Angeles Clippers. Both Embiid and PG appeared on the ESPN NBA Countdown ahead of Game 4 of the NBA Finals and the Philly big man was truly on the brink of tampering with his comments about George, even giving him a side-eye.

Take a look, via Michael Scotto:

Embiid made his hatred for the Celtics well-known here. As for his remarks about George, you better believe the NBA will be monitoring it. But, it doesn't appear he actually did anything wrong.

There have been reports that Los Angeles and PG “Aren't on the same page” when it comes to extension discussions, which is definitely going to be good news for the 76ers.

Could 76ers sign Paul George?

George has a $48.8 million player option for the 2024-25 season and there's always the chance the veteran may opt out if he doesn't think he'll get the right deal from the Clippers. LA undoubtedly knows that a player of PG's caliber will get max offers elsewhere.

Based on the rumblings so far this offseason, it appears George is one of the 76ers' primary targets. And based on Embiid's reaction, that became even more clear. Aside from PG, Philadelphia has also been linked to New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram and former player and current Miami Heat star, Jimmy Butler.

When it comes to PG, the 76ers aren't the only suitor, according to NBA insider Marc Stein:

“Heard it again this week: Philadelphia is not the only Eastern Conference team to monitor when it comes to trying to sign Paul George away from the LA Clippers.

Orlando continues to be mentioned by various league observers as a natural suitor for George as well as Golden State's Klay Thompson. The Clippers certainly hope to retain George in free agency, but they’ve made it clear by letting negotiations drag out to this point that they want to do it at their price.”

Paul George would be a nice fit for the 76ers, but it's unlikely he'd be the missing piece to becoming a title contender. Regardless, we'll see if Embiid and Daryl Morey can do enough to convince PG to come to the City of Brotherly Love.