The time for tanking is over. The Philadelphia 76ers need to bring in an established star to become a truly elite team
To call this Philadelphia 76ers season successful is an understatement. Role players like Dario Saric, J.J. Redick, and Robert Covington have taken another step. Joel Embiid has been arguably the best center in the league. And Ben Simmons has vastly exceeded expectations and looks like a second coming of Magic Johnson.
Both Embiid and Simmons will blossom into superstars, perhaps one day superstars who can win a championship by themselves. But as of right now, both still have glaring weaknesses. Simmons’ refusal to shoot the ball outside the paint and Embiid’s costly turnovers at crucial times are massive holes in each player’s game.
For the Sixers to become truly elite, they need to bring in one more superstar. And Philly’s in a prime position to do so.
Three superstars are available this offseason via either trade or free agency: LeBron James, Paul George, and Kawhi Leonard. And all three of them would vault Philly into the upper echelon of the NBA’s elite.