5 Sleeper trade targets the 76ers should pursue this offseason

The Philadelphia 76ers have been linked to the most popular names in the market, but here are five sleeper trade targets they could pursue.
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2. Keldon Johnson

San Antonio finds itself in an interesting position. Having already secured a GOAT-caliber player to spearhead their franchise in Victor Wembanyama, they now have the luxury of being able to accelerate their rebuild, or continue slow-cooking it to maximize their shot at regaining their long-term glory.

However, one player who could be on the fences is Keldon Johnson, the oldest player on their perceived core. After three years as a full-time starter and being their leading scorer last season, Johnson found himself realigned to a bench role, a testament to his ancillary position in the Spurs’ long-term plans and more importantly, his not-fo-snug fit next to Wemby and company.

Having said that, Johnson could be worth taking a gamble on if you’re the 76ers. He’s on a reasonable contract, and his bulldozing offense and average three-point shooting could shine in a defined role next to more veteran commodities in Philly. His defense needs a lot of work, but with Kelly Oubre Jr. departing, Johnson could be the next high-usage bench player/quasi-starter to find a solid footing in Philadelphia.