The Philadelphia 76ers are back where they started, if not trying to regain ground, after trading for James Harden. Pairing him with Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey didn’t make the team noticeably better when the games truly mattered. Now, they aren’t leaving anything on the table.
According to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Sixers are realistic about their odds of winning a championship and are willing to trade their core supporting pieces to do so. they are also looking to trade their first-round pick, the 23rd overall selection.
Multiple league sources have said the team is gauging team’s interest in Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle, Furkan Korkmaz and Shake Milton, in addition to potential trade partners for Danny Green and the No. 23 pick.
The Sixers realize their current roster is not suited to win a NBA championship. They’re determined to upgrade it with established players that can help propel them.
Trading Green and the 23rd pick, a possibility that was previously reported, is an easy trade package for the Sixers to use to obtain a player who can help right away. Trading Thybulle may be worth it if they can find another solid wing defender, as his offensive production is tough to find on many occasions. Harris may be tough to trade but moving his bloated contract would be very helpful.
The Sixers accepting that their roster is not champion-worthy is a refreshing stance for Philadelphia fans who have long realized that. Being brutally honest should help the team much more than doubling down. Embiid is absolutely good enough to be the best player on a champion. He simply needs the right supporting cast (and better injury luck) to help him achieve that goal.