With the trade deadline slated to lapse tomorrow, it’s only a matter of time until a barrage of deals start being announced. On a related note, the Philadelphia 76ers could be one of those teams, as the front office is reportedly committed to being buyers in the trade market despite Joel Embiid’s expected lengthy absence due to injury.
It’s clear that the 76ers aren’t letting go of their championship hopes yet this season, which speaks volumes to the franchise’s confidence in the team being able to hold down the fort in Embiid’s absence. That being said, they have been struggling as of late, having lost six of their last seven outings.
The 76ers are committed to being a buyer in the market before the trade deadline
The current outlook of the trade market suggests a relative lack of star power and instant ceiling-raisers, but the 76ers are known to also be on the lookout for rotation upgrades. Hence, even if Daryl Morey fails to secure a big name to help the team out, some role players should be easily available for taking.
Embiid being out leaves a lot of room for Philly to improve the roster on both ends. After all, he’s one of the best defensive anchors in the league while also being the best scorer in the entire association. No one’s replacing his production, but here’s a trade proposal that has the 76ers getting some help on the scoring end.