Grade the Trade: 76ers get new young star in this four-team blockbuster

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The 76ers get a new young cornerstone in this four-team blockbuster trade

"Miami Heat Receive: PG Damian Lillard, PF Marcus Morris Sr. LA Clippers Receive: G James Harden, PF P.J. Tucker Philadelphia 76ers Receive: G Tyler Herro, F Caleb Martin, F Robert Covington, 2028 and 2029 second-round picks (via Miami Heat) Portland Trail Blazers Receive: 2027 and 2029 unprotected first-round picks (via Miami Heat), 2028 and 2030 unprotected first-round picks (via Los Angeles Clippers), PG Kyle Lowry, F Nic Batum, F Nikola Jović, PF Kobe Brown, SG Amir Coffey, PG Jason Preston"

In this proposed deal, the Philadelphia 76ers receive Tyler Herro, Caleb Martin, and two second-round picks from the Miami Heat and reunite with Clippers forward and former Sixer Robert Covington. The Sixers clearly get younger here while maintaining the talent needed to compete now.

Meanwhile, the outgoing assets include veterans James Harden and PJ Tucker, which are LA-bound in this proposal. Harden, who is openly coveted by the Clippers, gets to go to his preferred destination while Tucker continues his title hunt with the star-studded squad.

Now, does this trade move the needle for Philly?