Grade the Trade: 76ers land NBA champion wing in proposed bargain swap

The Philadelphia 76ers trade for this NBA champion wing in this proposed bargain swap. We grade it.

Joel Embiid, 76ers
Joel Embiid, 76ers / Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports
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With the NBA trade deadline set to ring in just 17 days from now, the rumor mill should continue picking up steam in the coming days. The same applies to the Philadelphia 76ers, which were already linked to a bunch of players expected to be made available ahead of the annual midseason cutoff point.

From established stars to high-end role players, the 76ers have had no shortage of names connected to them in recent months and weeks, and while the jury remains shaky on how the franchise will act, it’s inarguable that Philly will look into bolstering their championship case by optimizing their roster.

The 76ers will surely be looking for upgrades ahead of the trade deadline

Philadelphia has a well-rounded collection of assets they can leverage for the short and long-term with their barrage of players on expiring contracts, dispensable young players who can thrive in new environments, and draft capital. The front office was recently rumored to be increasingly hesitant on pulling the plug on their veterans, but that is only a single faction of what they can throw in prospective deals.

That being said, maintaining financial leeway for an anticipated spending spree in free agency is also a priority for the team’s brass. Thus, in this piece, we venture into one trade proposal that has the 76ers landing an NBA champion wing for cheap.