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
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2. Where does Philadelphia stand on the Paul George balance beam?

Rumors circulating around Paul George have been as mercurial as they can possible be. One day, the 76ers are deemed the runaway favorites to sign the All-Star in free agency. The following day, the Clippers are considered locks to re-secure his long-term commitment to the franchise despite his (and the team’s) lack of success.

Truth be told, the latter is more believable than the former. George, who’s probably carefully feeling out the market for what’s likely to be his last big payday, is actually more likely to stay in LA. After all, it is his home city, and him departing from the place he sought to play in for so long would be quite counterintuitive, especially considering his age.

Nevertheless, the 76ers have justifiable reasons to truly believe that they can rival the Clippers in the George sweepstakes. The All-Star would undeniably be a perfect fit in Philly next to Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey, and the franchise is one of the very few teams that can tender him a max contract which could be elusive for him at this point in his career.

Verdict: Buy on the 76ers aggressively pursing George, sell on them being the “runaway” favorites