Grade the Trade: 76ers get lucky and nostalgic in proposed risk-free swap

In this risk-free trade proposal, the Philadelphia 76ers cash in on another team’s uncertainty as they reunite with an old face. Let’s grade it.
76ers, Tyrese Maxey
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Over the last few weeks or so, the Philadelphia 76ers have become a frequent customer in the rumor mill, which has already started heating up as teams housing some big names of their own find themselves at a crossroads this offseason.

While the 76ers have a ton of work to do themselves given their likely roster turnover, which will likely be the boldest one in the league over the summer, Daryl Morey and company are unlikely to pass up on opportunities to land a big fish, even if that means consuming some, if not most, of the financial flexibility they so preserved since last year.

Don’t expect the 76ers to be a conservative bunch this offseason

Thanks to some early playoff exits and the proverbial disappointments, a team or two is bound to try and sell high on their biggest assets. Blame the natural course of team-building, but one can also owe it to the fact that very few teams touting “bought, not built” cores have seen sustainable success in recent years.

Philadelphia seems to be aware of that, but the franchise finds itself in a fascinating situation where their spending power almost forces them into looking for a third big star to put next to Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey. That being said, everything could still depend heavily on the cost, and this risk-free trade proposal could actually present them with their most desired scenario yet. Lets’ take a deeper dive.