3 trade scenarios 76ers must prepare for this offseason

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1. Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell was the belle of the ball in the 2022 offseason, as several Eastern Conference teams pursued him, most notably the New York Knicks. However, the Knicks' chances of landing him came to a screeching halt after the team agreed to terms with RJ Barrett on an extension. 

Which paved the way for the Cleveland Cavaliers to step in and swoop him. However, Mitchell's last guaranteed year is next season, as his contract holds a player option in 2025-26. 

There's no reason for him to opt into that season. He'll surely be opting out for a longer deal.

And it's not like he's seen a profound level of postseason success in Cleveland. In fact, last season saw the Cavs get eliminated in the first-round, by way of a gentleman's sweep.

And the Cavs aren't viewed as a viable threat to make it out of the Eastern Conference. Truthfully, it would be surprising if they even reached the Eastern Conference Finals. 

The Cavs' will be forced to consider moving Mitchell this summer, or risking the possibility of seeing him walk in 2025, in which case they wouldn't receive anything. Morey and the Sixers' brass should be all over this situation.

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