Grade the Trade: 76ers steal underrated big man from West powerhouse

The Philadelphia 76ers steal this underrated big man from a West powerhouse in this intriguing trade possibility. How would you grade it?
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76ers trade for Santi Aldama in proposed draft day swap

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In this draft day trade proposal, the Philadelphia 76ers acquire big man Santi Aldama from the Memphis Grizzlies for a draft-centered package which includes Paul Reed, their second-round draft pick this year from Chicago, and a future 2027 second-rounder from Milwaukee.

Aldama heads to the 76ers via a sign-and-trade after the Grizzlies pick up his team option in this scenario while Reed’s contract is guaranteed for next season.

Memphis, one of the strongest teams in the West when healthy, had one of the most injury-marred campaigns in recent history this season, with the likes of Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, and their main guns all missing significant time due to injury. Steven Adams got traded to Houstons midway through the year, leaving them lacking grunt in the front court.

On the flip side, though, how would this trade hypothetically move the needle for Philly?