Buy or sell on the latest rumors surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have become darlings of the rumor mill in recent weeks.
76ers, Nicolas Batum, OG Anunoby
76ers, Nicolas Batum, OG Anunoby / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Not to sound like a broken record (although we do), but the Philadelphia 76ers have become tha darlings of the rumor mill in recent weeks. Owing to their enviable cap situation and overall market pull, the franchise finds itself in a position few teams would ever enjoy.

The expectation is that the 76ers would undergo a drastic roster turnover, something Daryl Morey already admitted. In relation to that, which rumors would hold up as realistic and believable at this juncture?

1. Would the 76ers be willing to spend big on OG Anunoby?

Despite the bequeathed short-termness of the vision behind trading for OG Anunoby, who was a near-guarantee to decline his player option and enter free agency, New York deeply wanted the one-time NBA champion as a part of their core. However, it seems like he isn’t 100 percent committed to the Knicks just yet.

In light of those whispers of Anunoby testing the free agency waters, the 76ers have become forecasted as one of the most sensible destinations for the 26-year-old. Philly outlets have echoed the same sentiment, with the forward also regarded as the team’s Plan B should they miss out on Paul George, who has long been linked to the team.

One of the league’s best role players, Anunoby has the pedigree and the gravitas to demand a considerable lump sum in the open market. Few players tout the kind of defensive prowess he has, and his reliable tertiary shooting has made him a pretty incorporable piece to any team. Philadelphia, which would rely greatly on having Anunoby on board, should be ecastatic should it manage to steal him away from the giant clasps of the Big Apple.

Verdict: Buy on the 76ers being deeply interested on Anunoby