76ers: One Joel Embiid trade for every team ranked least to most likely: 26. Cleveland Cavaliers
For the first two offers, the main reason behind their unlikelihood was that the other team wouldn’t make the offer (or Joel Embiid would have to run into James Harden again.)
But in this case, this offer just isn’t good enough. Unless the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to offer up Darius Garland, Evan Movley, or Donovan Mitchell, which seems extremely unlikely, this is the best they could put on the table.
Jarrett Allen is a solid player, but he’s not quite good enough to be the centerpiece of a rebuild, which is what the 76ers would be looking for in a potential deal.
A similar statement can be made about Isaac Okoro. He’s a solid player and a good defender, but as the second-best asset in an Embiid deal, he just doesn’t cut it.
And to make matters worse, the Cavaliers don’t have any picks to offer the 76ers. They gave up their entire draft cabinet in the deal that landed them Donovan Mitchell. All they could give up in an Embiid deal would be one first and one swap.
Not only are there much better trades out there for the 76ers, but the Cavaliers might prefer to keep their core intact, anyways.