Grade the Trade: 76ers form new super team in wild four-team mock swap

Joel Embiid, James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, 76ers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Joel Embiid, James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, 76ers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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As long as a resolution remains elusive for the Philadelphia 76ers on the glacial James Harden front, all we can conjure are various guesswork and speculations on 76 different things that could transpire from here on out.

However, considering the Sixers’ posture as a franchise intent on winning now, we can probably already shave half of that figure as tenable scenarios. In fact, being even more circumspect endorses the most probable of all: that the 76ers land another All-Star caliber player in return for their disgruntled star to maximize their championship window.

The Philadelphia 76ers will most likely target an All-Star replacement in any James Harden trade

Snagging an All-Star type replacement for a massive flight risk in Harden will definitely be tedious, but reading the pulse of the many teams in dire need to make swift changes of their own, it’s still realistic.

In fact, there should be a handful of teams out there brewing their own Harden-like situations aside from the Portland Trail Blazers and their already-messy standstill regarding Damian Lillard’s trade request this summer.

Anyhow, one recent proposal presents a wild scenario between the 76ers, Trail Blazers, and a couple of other teams that will send two All-Star caliber players to Philadelphia and satisfy the organizational edict to win a title as soon as possible.