Grade the Trade: 76ers land Buddy Hield in proposed four-player swap

Buddy Hield, De’Anthony Melton - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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With only less than a couple of weeks before training camp opens, the Philadelphia 76ers are still working on the shadows as the front office attempts to re-stabilize the squad. While the ongoing dilemma with James Harden persists, the team should nevertheless remain as a force in the East with some more finishing roster touches on the horizon.

One opportunity that could still be awaiting Philly is the suddenly crowded sweepstakes for veteran guard Buddy Hield. After him and the Indiana Pacers failed to come to terms on a potential contract extension, both sides appear to be moving on and will be finding a way to get a trade done before the season opens.

The Philadelphia 76ers have another opportunity to improve with the addition of Buddy Hield to the trade market

Hield, who’s at the middle of his prime, posted one of his best season yet in the previous campaign with the Pacers. While Indiana failed to qualify for the playoffs, the 30-year-old sharpshooter reclaimed his spot as one of the best three-point marksmen in the league, behind only the Splash Brothers.

With Harden potentially leaving a gaping hole in the backcourt and the offense as a whole, Hield could do wonders for the 76ers as a key rotation piece or a starter. Thus, it’s easy to see why Philadelphia would jump at the chance to snag him — and the reports corroborate just that.

Without further ado, let’s examine a trade proposal we minted through Fanspo’s trade machine which has the 76ers obtaining Hield from the Pacers in a four-player swap.