Grade the Trade: 76ers land new franchise centerpiece in wild proposal

Joel Embiid (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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With the James Harden conundrum having already blown out of proportion, the Philadelphia 76ers are in an unenviable position of trying to find a way out without compromising their stance as an organization.

Realistically, the Sixers should still be safe in the playoff picture out East, but any accomplishment moving forward may not have the same assurance of sustainability which everyone saw in glimpses last season. Heck, should the ongoing turbulence surrounding the franchise continue its rapid onslaught, it could be a matter of when — not if — when pondering about the future of the team’s centerpiece, Joel Embiid, in Philadelphia.

The clock could start ticking soon for the Philadelphia 76ers and their partnership with franchise centerpiece Joel Embiid

At this rate, no objective fan can really blame anyone for wanting to skip town amid all these tiresome theatrics. After all, for an organization so desperate for validation by winning a championship, the 76ers do not resemble a squad with the necessary sense of accountability nor commitment to be blessed by the basketball gods.

If these dissonances continue to drag on, then the clock could really start to tick for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Joel Embiid era. In fact, here is one trade proposal from Bleacher Report that has the franchise moving on and rebuilding by sending the MVP for another potential centerpiece.