Grade the Trade: 76ers snatch All-Star forward in sign-and-trade proposal

The Philadelphia 76ers snatch this All-Star forward in this proposed sign-and-trade.
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Following the conclusion of the 2024 NBA Finals, the Philadelphia 76ers, alongside the rest of the NBA, now stare at the unofficial start to the offseason, technically giving them the green light to hold negotiations with free agents and other teams as regards potential deals.

The 2024 NBA Draft is also just a week away, so fans and pundits alike are expecting the rumor mill to come out churning even harder moving forward. After all, the draft day — or days, starting this year — gives all teams and front offices that robust platform they can maximize to choose a direction and perhaps make a trade as they leverage their draft capital.

The Philadelphia 76ers are likely to pull off a draft day trade

Thanks to the erstwhile James Harden trade, the 76ers managed to recoup considerable draft-oriented assets that they can capitalize on to lure in a win-now commodity this offseason. That, in addition to their massive cap space, opens up a lot of possibilities for the franchise on the trade market.

Meanwhile, Daryl Morey and co. have made it abundantly clear that acquiring a third star to complement Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey would be their main priority. And in keeping with that, let’s go over a draft day trade proposal that has the 76ers snatching an All-Star forward in a sign-and-trade scenario.