The Philadelphia 76ers have been quiet in free agency but have made plenty of noise in NBA trade rumors since the end of the season. They have all been surrounding one particular star but it is time to take a break from that. There are other options that the Sixers could look at during the offseason.
Ben Simmons was hilariously bad during the postseason. He had a big hand in the top-seeded 76ers getting eliminated in the second round by the Atlanta Hawks. This has led to plenty of trade rumors surrounding the point guard but this particular deal does not include him.
The 76ers could be looking for some more scoring along the perimeter to go with Seth Curry. This would allow the team to continue to build around Joel Embiid.
If that is what Philadelphia is looking for, they could look to a team that is heavy in the backcourt, such as a Portland Trail Blazers. They are another team that has been featured in plenty of NBA trade rumors, especially surrounding Damian Lillard.
To this point, it is unknown whether or not Lillard will try and force his way out of Portland. This is where rumors for the other star in the backcourt could begin to surface.
This would be an intriguing deal between Philadelphia and Portland. Let’s take a look at how it could shape up as we get deeper into the offseason.