Philadelphia 76ers: 3 potential trade targets at shooting guard 2020

Philadelphia 76ers, Matisse Thybulle, Josh Richardson (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Bogdan Bogdanovic

Without a doubt, Bogdan Bogdanovic is the biggest name in this article. The reason why’s he’s being included is because according to Jon Johnson of KYW New radio, Bogdanovic is one of the players that Philly interested in.

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It’s no surprise that the Sixers are interested in the European shooting guard. Like Beasley, he’ll be a restricted free agent this summer, he has a much higher ceiling as a player than the Nuggets shooting guard.

Bogdanovic his a scoring playmaker at his position. Despite coming off the bench the majority of games this season, he’s still averaging 14.3 points and 3.4 assists, while making 36.9 percent of his 3-pointers for the Sacramento Kings.

If the 76ers were able to acquire him in a trade, he’d increase their chance of winning a championship. The question is, can they pull off a trade. As imagined, getting a player of his caliber won’t be easy for Philly. However, below might be one potential deal that the Sixers could propose to the Kings to get their impressive sixth man.

This hypothetical trade is pretty big, but it makes sense for both sides. For the Kings, they get to ship out an unhappy Dewayne Dedmon and his three-year deal. They also get a player in Al Horford, who they coveted in free agency. Scott is a downgrade from Nemanja Bjelica, but it should be worth to get Horford and Scott’s contract is cheaper. Getting a young prospect in Smith is a sweetener at this point.

For the Sixers, moving on from Horford is probably for the best. He’s just not fitting with Embiid and his contract is worth too much to have him as a reserve. Dedmon is a little expensive as a backup, but the price is more tolerable. On top of that, when given a consistent role, Dedmon is more than a capbable backup or fill in starter, which is what Philly needs behind Joel Embiid.

It’s somewhat awkward getting Bjelica in this trade considering he spurned the 76ers in free agency two summers ago, but he would be a huge upgrade on the bench. Also with trading away Horford means it opens up a starting spot. It could either go Bogdanovic or a current player like Furkan Korkmaz or Thybulle.

This is a big trade the Sixers could do if they decide they don’t like the current starting five heading into the playoffs.

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Shooting guard isn’t the biggest need for the Philadelphia 76ers, but adding more shooting and/or playmaking at the position would certianly help them in a postseason run.