Philadelphia 76ers: 3 potential trade targets at power forward 2020

Philadelphia 76ers, Mike Scott (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia 76ers, Al Horford (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
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The power forward position is one of the more complex depth charts on the Philadelphia 76ers heading into this NBA Trade Deadline.

The NBA Trade Deadline is ever so near and the Philadelphia 76ers have yet to make a move. The team has a a lot of questions surrounding roster, one position that more question than most is the power forward spot and making a trade could help answer some of those quesitons.

Al Horford has been playing out of position all season long and his stats has shown how much he’s struggled adjusting to this new role. Whenever he does play center he does well. However, despite his struggles, the purpose of bringing him in was for the playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks lead by Giannis Antetokounmpo. If he can help neutralize the Bucks star, then signing him was a success.

The primary backup role is split with Mike Scott and Tobias Harris. Harris is the starting small forward and does a very good job at the power forward spot as well. Scott has been a streaky shooter all season long, which hasn’t always been a good thing. Still, he’s much better than their final option.

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Jonah Bolden went from rising rotation player last season, to being stuck in the G-League this year. Bolden’s biggest issue has been foul problems. Which makes impossible to rely on him in a NBA game.

Basically, the Sixers depth chart at the power forward position is very top heavy with a very steep decline. There are two ways the 76ers try to fix it. Improve the back end of the rotation or make major changes.

Last season, when I wrote about the 3 potential trade targets at power forward, I implied that the Sixers need a starting level power forward. Depending on your view of Horford’s fit, it could be the same case this season. Whether it’s improving the existing depth or finding a more natural fit at the starting position, the Sixers have their options heading into this trade deadline.

It should be noted that Davis Bertans isn’t included in this list because the Washington Wizards general manager doesn’t plan on moving the stretch four.