Brandon Ingram heads to the 76ers in this tempting trade proposal
In this trade proposal, the Philadelphia 76ers acquire All-Star forward Brandon Ingram from the New Orleans Pelicans for James Harden, a first-round pick in 2030, and the right to swap first-rounders in 2029.
Ingram’s name was previously raised multiple times prior to the 2023 NBA Draft in rumors that the Pelicans tried to move up in hopes of snagging Scoot Henderson, the eventual third overall selection. However, those silently dried up and the 25-year-old is now currently preoccupied by his Team USA stint ahead of the FIBA World Championships.
That being said, with New Orleans currently in a state of flux due to uncertainty surrounding Zion Williamson, their franchise centerpiece, their front office could re-pivot to gauging the market for Ingram as it would give them the most straightforward route to extracting usable value in return for a retooling.
Nonetheless, how does this proposal move the needle for the Sixers?