3 realistic, 2 pipe dream trade targets the 76ers should consider
REALISTIC: Cedi Osman — San Antonio, SF/PF
Circling back to San Antonio, they are safe bets to be sellers in the trade market. While they have the league’s youngest roster, the team still houses some veteran role players who should be relatively attractive options to pursue for teams in the playoff picture.
One veteran they are already believed to be shopping is Cedi Osman, who came over to the Spurs last summer via trade. Also on an expiring deal, he is unlikely to be in their long-term plans despite being solid in his limited minutes for the Gregg Popovich-led squad.
Osman’s numbers are down in large part due to a decline in court time, but the former Cavalier has remained rock solid as a second unit forward. His defense hasn’t looked good next to a Spurs team in want of major point-preventing acumen, but that should improve with a team that is looking to actually win games. He’s still a great connector on offense, hits open shots at a respectable clip, and is still savvy at attacking closeouts to either score and find other players at the seams.
He should be a good fit with the 76ers as some sort of a Nicolas Batum replica. He’s not quite as lengthy, experienced, or efficient, but his play style is uncannily similar to the Frenchman. With Robert Covington and Marcus Morris Sr. being up-and-down so far, Cedi Osman should be a cheap depth piece who can give Nick Nurse a more well-rounded forward off the bench.