4 Trade targets for the 76ers that no one’s really talking about

The Philadelphia 76ers have been connected to the big names available, but here are four trade targets for them that no one’s really talking about.
76ers, Joel Embiid, Jerami Grant
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Despite initially being mounted as a surefire trading platform, the 2024 NBA Draft simply went by for the Philadelphia 76ers without a swap in sight. While that doesn’t leave them at an impasse (the team had a great draft), the team’s slew of roster holes remain unresolved, especially when it comes to added win-now value.

We’ve all been hearing the same names floated as possible targets for the 76ers, but most of those players are now either unavailable or simply too far-fetched to continue being pegged as viable options. Thus, here are four ideal trade targets for Philly that no one’s really talking about.

4. Jerami Grant profiles as a high-end gap filler for the 76ers

Disclaimer: All players on this list play the same position, the one which Philadelphia badly needs augmenting in light of their present dearth of options.

Portland, owners of the worst record in the West last season, kicked off its offseason with a tremendous hattrick, snagging Deni Avidja from Washington for Malcolm Brogdon and spare change. This signals that the Trail Blazers would be holding a fire sale this summer, and we probably already know who’s on the verge of getting the proverbial axe soon.

Jerami Grant, who signed a lucrative extension last year before the franchise pivoted to a youth movement off of trading Damian Lillard, is a near-goner at this point. And while there’s no smoke off the churner as of the moment, the 76ers should entertain the possibility of trading for the 30-year-old.

As Portland’s nominal primary option last season, Grant turned in a pretty solid season, logging 21 points per outing on 45.1 percent shooting overall, which includes a commendable 40.2 percent clip from rainbow country. With Philly currently having zero forwards on deck, the 10-year veteran projects as a solid, backup option who has experience carrying when needed and getting shoehorned into a lesser role, which he would be playing next to Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey.