4 Trade candidates the 76ers should scrap and put on the trash bin

After striking their names out on one big sweepstakes, the Philadelphia 76ers should scrap and put these four trade candidates on the trash bin.
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3. The 76ers need a forward, a non-Andrew Wiggins one

As of writing, the Philadelphia 76ers have a grand sum of zero legitimate forwards on the roster. Nearly all of their impending free agents who played the position are flight risks, and letting the George hypothetical harden into a sheer what-if gives them one less option to fill the ever-important role.

Looking at the players available, Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins could be perceived as a pretty conceivable option. Particularly adept as a malleable defensive piece, the one-time All-Star also packs enough punch on the offensive end to be a de facto third fiddle. Even better, he’s just two years removed from being Golden State’s second-best player in their 2022 title run.

Two years has proven to be too long of a time, though. Since their surprising championship escapade, Wiggins has declined by back leaps. Injuries and a string of non-injury related absences have also made it a ton more difficult for him to regain his form, and at the age of 30, it’s unlikely that he ever gets back to being the best two-way player on an NBA Finals series. The 76ers should — and probably would — pass on this scenario.