Plotting the dream offseason for the Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers are widely expected to have an eventful offseason this year. What would a dream summer look like for the franchise?

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Plotting the dream offseason for the Philadelphia 76ers

Step 2: Be active and leverage on Draft night

The 76ers own three draft picks this year — their own first-rounder and two second-round selections through other teams. This gives the front office some leeway to consolidate assets and strike a deal or two before or come draft night.

The general consensus isn’t high on the 2024 draft class — a stark contrast to last year’s phenomenal batch. While Philadelphia could opt to go traditional and go for a swing pick using their own selection (which is expected to be in the 20s), the smarter move is to perhaps leverage their picks in exchange for more NBA-ready talent from teams currently in the bottom and would willingly move the needle for another infusion of young talent.

As for targets, the 76ers could look at the Pistons, Wizards, Hornets, Spurs, and Trail Blazers and zoom in on players they can pluck in exchange for draft capital. Alternatively, they can be more ambitious and attempt to package their picks as sweeteners for a more grandiose swap.