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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76ers trade for Brandon Ingram in proposed sign-and-trade

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In this proposed and legal swap, the Philadelphia 76ers acquire Brandon Ingram in a sign-and-trade from the New Orleans Pelicans for veteran guard Buddy Hield (also in a sign-and-trade), their 16th overall pick in this year’s draft, and a 2027 second-round selection via Milwaukee.

Ingram, a one-time All-Star who finds himself in a field of uncertainty with the Pelicans, is widely believed to be available for taking. New Orleans appears to be pivoting to a retooling around Zion Williamson, and the 26-year-old’s failure to secure a long-term extension with his current club says everything about the franchise’s level of commitment to him.

Meanwhile, Hield is not expected to remain in Philadelphia after his grim showing in the playoffs. Having said that, the market for his services should remain significant, and the Pelicans are an easy team to advertise as a perfect fit for his skill set given their roster construction and actual needs as a group.

Should the 76ers do this deal? Let’s examine how this trade could positively and negatively affect the team.