Grade the Trade: 76ers acquire All-Star PG in proposed blockbuster deal

The Philadelphia 76ers trade for an All-Star point guard in this proposed deal from Bleacher Report.
Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey
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The Philadelphia 76ers are currently slotted in third place in the Eastern Conference with a 23-12 record, putting them in the conversation among the legitimate championship contenders in the league. With Joel Embiid leading the charge once again with his historic play so far, the team has exceeded meager expectations before the campaign began.

Embiid has a well-rounded supporting cast spearheaded by Most Improved Player favorite Tyrese Maxey, veteran scorer Tobias Harris, and a battle-tested group including De’Anthony Melton, Nicolas Batum, Marcus Morris Sr., and Kelly Oubre Jr., among others, but with the team going up-and-down lately as the schedule stiffens up, there clearly is room for improvement with this group.

The Philadelphia 76ers should continue seeking external help this season via trade

Daryl Morey and company have done well dealing with James Harden, but they should follow it up by making smart roster upgrade without conceding too much, if possible. Championship windows are almost always shorter than anticipated, and even though the 76ers would very much prefer to be lavish in next year’s free agency, passing up on a good deal if it comes along is unwise.

That being considered, one of the areas which Philly should look into bolstering is in the guard position. Beyond Maxey, the 76ers don’t really have other consistent options in the backcourt. Thus, here is one trade proposal that has the franchise acquiring an All-Star floor general.