The Sixer Sense Podcast comes to you following an active trade deadline for the Philadelphia 76ers. This year's trade deadline was relatively tame compared to prior years, however, Daryl Morey made several trades to try and fill out the roster. How do you think the Sixers made out?
Jonathan Geib and Lucas Johnson first look at the most significant trade that brought Buddy Hield to the Sixers from Indiana in exchange for Marcus Morris Sr., Furkan Korkmaz, and three second-round picks. The Sixers have shown interest in Hield for a couple of years now as his three-point shooting is undeniable. The 31-year-old guard brings spacing that will be invaluable once Joel Embiid returns from his injury. The two-man game Hield and Embiid can run will likely be reminiscent of the one when JJ Redick was in Philly.
Following that trade, the Sixers sent Danuel House Jr. to the Pistons, an underrated move that saved the Sixers over $18 million in various payments. They also sent Patrick Beverly to the Milwaukee Bucks for Cam Payne and a second-round pick in return. This one was more of a head-scratcher as Pat Bev has been a great locker room guy and strong wing defender off of the bench. The deadline closed out with the Sixers sending Jaden Springer to the Boston Celtics for a second-round pick. Why did Philly send two of their best perimeter defenders to two teams they could meet in the playoffs?
Jonathan and Lucas discuss other big trades in the NBA as well as the hot names likely to be on the buyout market including Spencer Dinwiddie, Kyle Lowry, and Killian Hayes. Are the Sixers done making moves or will they remain active for players bought out? What do you think the Sixers will and should do? What grade would you give Morey and the Sixers at this deadline? Give the podcast a listen below and leave a comment with your answers!
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