76ers trade for veteran sharpshooting forward in proposed three-player swap

76ers trade for veteran sharpshooting forward in this proposed three-player swap
James Wiseman, Marcus Morris Sr., Paul Reed
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With a 23-10 record good for third in the Eastern Conference, it would be rather understandable if the Philadelphia 76ers opt to take a more modest approach to the trade market this season contrary to the popular belief that the front office could have something big brewing behind the scenes.

However, with the market slowly getting injected with more talent by the week, it shouldn’t hurt the 76ers if they want to venture into making upgrades on the margins, especially if a move or two could solidiy roles and address weaknesses that could prove lethal in a playoff setting.

Which area should the 76ers solidify through trade this season?

Honestly speaking, Philadelphia does not have a single weakness that is pressing enough to press the panic button and pursue a trade at the first possible instance. With a fourth-ranked offense and a second-ranked defense, the 76ers have shown legitimate two-way consistency this season, especially when healthy.

However, one department the team could look to ameliorate is three-point shooting. While tied for eighth in three-point shooting percentage, the 76ers rank 23rd in attempts. While not destructive, it’s something the 76ers can hedge against games where Joel Embiid or Tyrese Maxey could be sidelined due to injury — a scenario that has become typical in recent years.

Thus, here is one trade proposal where the 76ers consolidate some of their assets for a widely-coveted veteran forward who can give the team’s offense even more juice.

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