76ers: One Joel Embiid trade for every team ranked least to most likely: 16. Washington Wizards
At first glance, Philadelphia 76ers fans might turn their heads up at this deal. Kristaps Porzingis might not be that intriguing. But this package isn’t terrible.
Porzingis (who would have to be acquired via sign-and-trade) put up All-Star-caliber numbers last season, and Deni Avdija looks like he has a ton of potential. Both of those players would step in as starters on the new-look 76ers.
Johnny Davis had an extremely disappointing rookie season, but he’d be a nice project. Meanwhile, Jordan Goodwin showed some cool stuff during his rookie year.
But the real prize in this trade would be the hoard of first-round picks. One of them would be the eighth pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, and the other two would likely be in 2028 and 2030. By that point, who knows if the Washington Wizards would still be good? The safe bet would be no.
Meanwhile, this is the exact sort of thing the Wizards would want to do. They are desperate to put a title-contending team around Bradley Beal.
And with Embiid and, if they re-sign him, Kyle Kuzma by his side, Beal might have the best chance he’s ever had to win. That being said, this is far from the best deal Philadelphia could get, and Washington may want to keep hold of Porzingis and Avdija, anyways.