Grade the Trade: 76ers shake up the NBA in proposed 4-team blockbuster deal

The Philadelphia 76ers shake up the league in this proposed blockbuster mega deal. Let’s evaluate how this trade could fare for the team.
76ers, Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey
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With a slew of star-studded teams already getting eliminated from title contention, the proverbial rumor mill has already gained a lot of momentum heading into the offseason. For the Philadelphia 76ers, who are headed by a notorious big-name hitman in Daryl Morey, that means being linked to various stars even if they may not necessarily be available for taking.

Nevertheless, the current state of the NBA where teams with booming payrolls now find themselves revisiting their steps, there are probably a bevy of big names bound to get moved elsewhere sooner than later as teams like Oklahoma City, Minnesota, and Denver have shown that one can be competitive through in-house development and complementary additions.

The Philadelphia 76ers are likely to have multiple options in their star-hunting voyage

Even as of writing, the 76ers could very well be solidifying the groundwork to strengthen their case as a potential destination for stars who will hit the market in free agency or could be available via trade. Naturally, their war chest of assets from cap space and considerable draft ammo makes them as the default must-watch team this summer.

Heck, even Philly’s reported stance post-draft lottery has fans and pundits alike resting assured that there will absolutely be no inhibitions from the 76ers this summer. And to follow through, let’s examine a hot blockbuster trade proposal and evaluate how it could work for the franchise as they enter a defining offseason.