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
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Why the 76ers should not trade for Bruce Brown

Philadelphia is unlikely to flinch by any means if this deal is ever proferred by both sides on the table. That being said, it begs the questions — is Bruce Brown really the best miseason upgrade they want to pluck from the market?

Brown projects to be snug fit in account of the 76ers’ few on-court weaknesses, but one can argue that he’s also a gamble. The Pacers had him start games, but often didn’t close due to his hit-and-miss three-point shot. In that sense, he’s not really an upgrade over De’Anthony Melton and Beverley.

Frankly speaking, Philly should be more ambitious ahead of the trade deadline. The two Bogdanovics are widely known to be available for taking, and both offer far more reliable offensive outlooks. Alternatively, the 76ers can try to be th team who overpays for Alex Caruso, one of the better gets in the market.

Grade: A-

That being said, the proposed price is too puny for the Philadelphia 76ers to even show an ounce of derision about the pulling the trigger. If so made available, the franchise should line up for his services, and the return package isn’t even lofty enough to debilitate the team from striking other deals.

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