The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and the 76ers were among the most active teams on the day of the deadline, February 8th. Philadelphia bid farewell to some rotation players and welcomed a couple of new pieces as they gear up for the final stretch of the regular season. A few Sixer fans were intrigued by the moves the franchise made, and many more voiced an opinion that did not agree with the trades.
Let’s take a look at the Sixers' deadline day moves and give them each a grade on how each move impacts the team this season.
Sixers acquire Buddy Hield
Sixers get: Buddy Hield
Buddy Hield is a player that has been linked to the Sixers in trade rumors for several years now. Finally, he is a 76er. Furkan Korkmaz has requested more than one trade from the Sixers over the years. Finally, he is no longer a 76er. While the efforts of both Morris and Korkmaz will be missed, it is hard to be disappointed with this deal. Acquiring Buddy Hield gives the Sixers a terrific, high-volume, 3-point shooter. Hield is a 40% 3-point shooter throughout his NBA career. This mark comes while Hield has averaged 7.7 3-point field goat attempts throughout his career. In theory, Hield should fit nicely alongside both Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid, assuming he returns this season.
This move for Buddy Hield gives you the impression that the Sixers are intentional about putting their roster in the best situation to win this season. Many Sixers fans would agree that this is the only move of the day that would benefit the team this season.