4 Realistic stars the 76ers should trade for this offseason

The Philadelphia 76ers were recently linked to some big names expected to be available this summer, but here are four realistic stars they should trade for.

76ers, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Lowry
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The 76ers should inquire about Anfernee Simons and his trade availability

Another player stuck on a rebuild is Anfernee Simons, the 24-year-old combo guard who was poised to take the reigns from Damian Lillard as soon as he was traded. He’s registered career-highs this season in points (22.6) and assists (5.5) per outing, making him as the the inarguable best player on his young squad.

Unfortunately for Portland, the clock could soon start ticking on their partnership with Simons. Their rebuild could take quite a while to blossom, and Scoot Henderson, whom they drafted third overall in the draft, could be the better player to invest in as they try to kickstart a full-pledge reboot.

Philadelphia should capitalize on this situation and inquire about Simons’ trade availability. The 76ers are primed to make a play for a fringe All-Star like him, as their draft capital could prove attractive to a franchise that can best use them like Portland.

A Maxey-Simons backcourt would be among the league’s most explosive scoring duos. Both players are high-volume, three-level scorers who can also take on facilitating duties. The problem would be addressing their defensive miscues individually and as a pairing, but such asterisk would not be too difficult to mitigate as the front office fills out the roster.