The Philadelphia 76ers have been doing their diligence in attempting to land another star to pair with Joel Embiid ahead of the 2019-20 season.

With Chris Paul likely on the move from Oklahoma City Thunder, the Sixers have engaged in trade talks for the ten-time All-Star, but those talks haven’t gained much traction, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

“There are some East teams that are interested [in Paul],” stated Windhorst, via “I think New York has interest. Philadelphia has interest. I believe there’s been some cursory conversation between Philadelphia and Oklahoma City, but I don’t get the impression there’s any traction there.”

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There’s not much of a clear answer as in who would be moved in exchange for Paul’s services. The easy answer, though a bit perplexing, would be offloading Ben Simmons given the financial complications along with both players sharing similar skill sets. Another option would be possibly letting go of Tobias Harris and Josh Richardson, which would leave the Sixers with some voids to fill along the wings.

Paul is set to make $41 million this season, which poses a difficulty for virtually any team trying to absorb him on their books while sending out reasonable enough talent that doesn’t deplete their roster. He’s gained most of his interest from the Phoenix Suns, who appear fixated on grabbing the Wake Forest standout early on despite the financial complications.

If the Sixers are able to pull off a deal for Paul, it’ll definitely signal a new direction for the club after the hiring of Doc Rivers and Daryl Morey.