Four reasons the 76ers should keep their eyes on Zach LaVine

The Sixers may be on the hunt for another offensive creator this summer to complement Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey. Daryl Morey should have Chicago's front office on speed dial.

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There were rumors leading up to the 2024 trade deadline that the 76ers would consider attempting to acquire electrifying guard Zach LaVine from the Chicago Bulls. Nothing came to fruition, and any potential talks ended when LaVine went down with a foot injury.

Just because a deal didn't happen this year doesn't mean that the Sixers should take their eyes off LaVine, though. He is a talented player, and would instantly address the biggest holes in the Sixers’ roster.

LaVine can create for himself and others

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Philly needs to add another player with creation ability. We’ve all seen how the team has looked over the past month with Embiid sidelined, and how disastrous they have been in the past several games Maxey has also missed.

Now, to be fair, no team would look good without its two best players. But the Sixers don’t even look bad. They have looked terrible. This looks like a team that would struggle to beat a G-League team or even a good college team. We’re talking about Process-era bad. The drop-off shouldn’t be this steep.

Nick Nurse’s squad desperately needs another creator, somebody who can take control of the offense when the play breaks down and find a way to make something positive happen, for themselves or for a teammate.