10 Way-too-early 2024 trade deadline candidates 76ers should monitor

Philadelphia 76ers, Damian Lillard. Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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Philadelphia 76ers, DeMar DeRozan. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

4. DeMar DeRozan

The Bulls have a decision to make on DeRozan before February’s trade deadline. He is making $28.6 million this season in the final year of his deal. Does Chicago extend the 34-year-old wing and risk paying for a few years of his decline?

If the six-time All-Star is not part of their plans, the Bulls should look to move on. DeRozan still has value and can help a contender, but what can the franchise get in return?

The 6’6 wing has made two straight All-Star appearances and has not lost a step. He has scored over 20 points per game for ten straight years and does it with outstanding efficiency and five assists per game.

The Mavericks gave up one first-round pick, two second-rounders, and two role players to acquire Kyrie Irving at last season’s deadline, and that feels like a safe asking price for Chicago.

The Philadelphia 76ers could be eager to add DeRozan’s star power to their roster as they look to make a deep playoff run. He is a master in the mid-range and someone that can set up his teammates and get buckets. The Sixers would have to quickly determine their offensive pecking order, but DeRozan would give Philly a boost on both ends of the floor if James Harden has played his last game with the team.