Philadelphia 76ers: 3 potential trade targets at center 2020

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Derrick Favors (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Derrick Favors

This potential deal below helps with the Sixers get a high quality backup center this season, while also re-uniting the club with one of their best sharp shooters in franchise history

Getting Derrick Favors on a one-year deal makes sense for the 76ers. He’s a very good defensive player who isn’t bad offensively. This season he’s averaging 9.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.1 blocks. He’d be able to step up adequately in case Embiid gets injured.

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Probably the bigger piece in this trade would be J.J. Redick returning to Philly. Despite only playing two seasons with the 76ers, he’s already one of the top 3-point shooters in team’s history. He was key in making duo of Simmons and Embiid work as well as they did in years past. Getting him back in a Sixers uniform would help correct a lot of the spaces issues. Christopher Kline of The Sixer Sense wrote about another possible trade for the Sixers to get Redick back, if you’re interested in reading more on that.

The New Orleans Pelicans get two very good second round picks in this deal. For a team that’s rebuilding, that should go a long way. Horford is the perfect big man to pair with Zion Williamson as he can stretch the floor and pass the ball. He’d also be a nice mentor for this young group of players moving forward as well.

Losing Redick will hurt on some level, but with the emergence of Brandon Ingram and to a less extent Lonzo Ball as 3-point shooters keeping Redick isn’t as important as it once was. Trading Redick also gives players like Josh Hart and Nickeil Alexander-Walker more minutes which is important in New Orleans rebuild.

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More than likely if the Philadelphia 76ers make change at the center position, it most likley be a bigger move rather than a small one.