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)
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76ers form a new super team in this wild four-team blockbuster trade proposal

"Philadelphia 76ers Receive: G Zach LaVine, G Tyler Herro, and 2029 Second-Round Pick (from POR) Portland Trail Blazers Receive: G James Harden, G Kyle Lowry, F/G Jaime Jacquez, F Nikola Jović, 2028 First-Round Pick (from MIA), 2030 First-Round Pick (from MIA), and 2030 Second-Round Pick (from CHI) Miami Heat Receive: G Damian Lillard, C Jusuf Nurkic, 2029 Second-Round Pick (from PHI), and  2028 Second-Round Pick (from CHI) Chicago Bulls Receive: F Tobias Harris, F Caleb Martin, G Keon Johnson, 2029 First-Round Pick Swap (via PHI), and 2030 First-Round Pick (from PHI)"

In this proposed deal, the Philadelphia 76ers acquire two All-Star caliber cogs in Zach LaVine and Tyler Herro in addition to a future second-rounder from the Portland Trail Blazers.

Portland gets a haul for sending Damian Lillard to the Heat, obtaining movable expiring contracts in James Harden and Kyle Lowry in addition to two intriguing prospects and significant draft compensation from both Miami and Chicago.

Miami finally gets its hands on Lillard while solidifying its frontcourt with Jusuf Nurkic. The Heat also get a couple of future second-rounders. Meanwhile, Chicago gets a first-rounder and a swap pick from the 76ers while netting vets Tobias Harris and Caleb Martin, as well as young guard Keon Johnson.

How does this deal benefit the 76ers? Well, talent-wise, it’s not difficult to pinpoint.