4 Best players the 76ers could realistically trade for on NBA Draft day

The 2024 NBA Draft should see a lot of teams on seller mode. Here are four players the Philadelphia 76ers could realistically trade for on that day.
76ers, Joel Embiid, Dorian Finney-Smith
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The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be an active bunch in the upcoming 2024 NBA Draft. After all, the franchise owns the 16th overall pick, and by all odds, they should be able to find an NBA-ready contributor at that spot. However, all signs point to the front office actively shopping their own pick for a veteran commodity to boost their winning cause.

Luckily for them, the impending rookie pool is heavily touted as a weaker one, potentially forcing more teams to shop their respective selections. There are also teams who would gladly take the 76ers’ own pick, which is not a shabby one. Here are the four best players whom Philly could realistically trade for on draft day.

4. Dorian Finney-Smith is the perfect 3-and-D forward the 76ers need

Philly is facing a virtually empty barren in its forward rotation, as the likes of Nic Batum, Tobias Harris, Kelly Oubre Jr., Robert Covington, and KJ Martin are all deemed legitimate flight risks in free agency. Even if the squad manages to get a facelift with a star acquisition, finding playable forwars is a must, especially given Nick Nurse’s preferred player archetypes.

Help could be on its way though come draft day in the form of Dorian Finney-Smith, a popular trade candidate who profiles as a perfect plug-and-play piece for the 76ers. The 31-year-old should have a lot of suitors, and despite Brooklyn’s former hesitation with flipping the veteran, it’s almost irresponsible for them to decline a first-rounder for his services ath this juncture.

Finney-Smith has been one of the better all-around defenders in the NBA for quite a while now, a billing he’s continued to live up to despite playing for a pretty mediocre and identity-less Nets team. The 76ers would love to have him in the fold, as he’s essentially the ideal role player to plug next to their stars as a league-average volume shooter who can defend multiple positions and absorb a lot of beating as a mobile anchor.