Entering Friday night, the Philadelphia 76ers are sitting pretty with an impressive 13-7 win-loss card, good for fourth in the East. Just two games behind the Celtics for tops in the conference, the team has been a steady machine to start the season despite the injury bug having already bitten them in spurts.
That being said, being impressive may not be enough this time. The Eastern Conference is now even stronger with star-laden contenders and new up-and-comers already crashing the party. For the 76ers to retain their edge, it is imperative to improve the roster moving forward, which is more imminent in account of the team’s struggles with staying healthy.
Count on the Philadelphia 76ers to continue making headlines in the trade market this season
Trading for a third star has been the most common prognostication so far about Philadelphia’s front office in the aftermath of the Harden trade. After all, after netting significant assets in return for the disgruntled star, the path has become so much smoother for the franchise to find that third fiddle next to Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey.
So far, the 76ers role players have been filling in that void — if that is even one — by committee admirably. But again, given the current milieu regarding the talent level and parity in the league, it’s understandable if the front office rules that staying put just won’t cut it this time.
With the trade season set to begin soon, the 76ers are among those routinely linked to various trade candidates. Here is another trade proposal floating around that has the team landing a high-profile player in Kyle Kuzma.