Grade the Trade: 76ers acquire Kyle Kuzma in this bargain proposal

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76ers trade for Kyle Kuzma in this bargain proposal

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In this trade pitch from Bleacher Report, the Philadelphia 76ers acquire forward Kyle Kuzma from the Washington Wizards for veteran Marcus Morris Sr., wing Furkan Korkmaz, forward Danuel House Jr., and their own first-round pick in 2026 without any protections.

Kuzma is stuck on a Wizards roster hellbent on being mediocre, but he’s inarguably been their best player this season, tallying 23.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. The 2020 NBA Champion has been a steady presence since setting foot in Washington, and for that reason, he was rewarded with a lucrative four-year, $90 million contract last offseason.

On the flip side, the 76ers have found minimal use for Morris Sr., who has been nothing more than a situational player for Philly. Crank that up for Korkmaz and House Jr., who are even more buried in the depth chart without any clear way toward snagging more court time from Nick Nurse.

Should the 76ers consider this trade proposal as a viable framework for a potential deal? Let’s take a hard look at the upsides and downsides of this pitch.