The 76ers trade for their Harden replacement in this risk-free proposal
In this trade proposal, the Philadelphia 76ers acquire veteran guard Malcolm Brogdon from the Portland Trail Blazers for veteran forward Marcus Morris Sr., young guard Jaden Springer, newly acquired wing KJ Martin, and a 2026 first-round pick from either Oklahoma City, Houston, or LA.
Brogdon, the NBA Sixth Man of the Year last season for the Boston Celtics, was shipped off to the rebuilding Trail Blazers as part of the Jrue Holiday trade. While the veteran remains a solid contributor in Portland, he’s clearly an outlier in their youth movement, which will become even more apparent when Anfernee Simons and Scoot Henderson return from injury.
On the flip side, the 76ers have a maelstrom of players with easily movable contracts. Two of those are Marcus Morris Sr. and KJ Martin, who were acquired from the Clippers in the Harden trade and do not profile as key rotation pieces, and the other is Jaden Springer, a promising two-way guard who is glued to the bench with no viable way out.
This is arguably a very harmless deal for the 76ers to pull the trigger on, but how can Brogdon leave his imprint on this 76ers team? Let’s dig a little deeper.