A couple of off-seasons ago, I did a series of articles covering the best trade the Philadelphia 76ers did with each NBA team. I recently realized I forgot to complete the series with the Washington Wizards. With that being written, before looking at the best trade, let’s look at the trade history between the two franchises.
The two teams have completed eight trades between them with the first occurring in 1965 with the 76ers sending Red Kerr to the then-named Baltimore Bullets for Wali Jones. The most infamous trade was when Philly traded Moses Malone to Washington. It’s important to note that the most recent was in 2019 when they traded Jonathon Simmons and Admiral Schofield for cash. However, the best trade occurred in 1971.
The Philadelphia 76ers’ best trade with the Washington Wizards.
This trade occurred in the 1970s so most people probably won’t be familiar with the names in this deal. The Sixers sent Archie Clark and a 1972 second-round pick which became Louie Nelson to the then Bullets. Baltimore in return sent Fred Carter and Kevin Loughery to Philly.
Clark was a former All-Star and was at the very end of his prime when the 76ers traded him. Nelson ended up being nothing more than a role player. Clark only played a season and a half with the Bullets before being traded.
On the flip side, the Sixers received Carter during the prime of his career. While he was an All-Star, he averaged 18.8 points per game during his six-tenure Philly tenure. His best season came in the 1974-75 season when he averaged 21.9 points per game. Loughery only played one more season after the trade but produced well in both of them.
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