76ers: One Joel Embiid trade for every team ranked least to most likely: 15. Chicago Bulls
A deal like this one rides the line between the Paul George deal and the Washington Wizards deal. The Philadelphia 76ers don’t need DeMar DeRozan, but the young players and draft picks are at least a bit intriguing.
Maybe the Chicago Bulls would be willing to give up Zach LaVine in a deal, but they probably would want to pair him with LaVine. And even so, the 76ers have no need for LaVine or DeRozan in a deal like this. Both players are ready to win now, and that’s not the direction Philadelphia would be headed in.
That being said, both Patrick Williams and Dalen Terry are interesting prospects. Lonzo Ball would be a cool reclamation project, but that’s a long-term move.
The draft picks, like with the Wizards, could be pretty good by the time they convey. But that would be a risk Philadelphia would have to take in this trade.
Chicago would undoubtedly get involved in the Embiid sweepstakes, as they are desperate to put a championship-caliber team together. The harsh reality is they just don’t have the draft capital to make it work.
A trade like this one would be very far down the list of deals Philadelphia would consider, but it’s not the worst one, either.