Embiid is understood to be available if right deal is presented…
The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly willing to discuss possible trade deals with any of the players on their current roster for more first round Draft picks.
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The Sixers have received significant criticism from both fans and experts in recent days after their decision to trade reigning Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams.
In addition, they traded promising youngster KJ McDaniels and so fans can be forgiven for questioning how the organisation is intending on rebuilding if they continue to trade solid pieces on the roster for future Draft picks.
The extended rebuilding process is resulting in prolonged misery on the court, and if the front office is going to trade players they get with those high Draft picks, then where is the plan?
Some Philadelphia fans will understand that this process will hopefully result in a monster team in two or three years time, but for now they may have to prepare themselves for the possibility of losing more young stars in the more immediate future.
“In an unnoticed development at last week’s trade deadline, the 76ers were still trying to trade up for a top pick in this draft, indicating a willingness to talk about Joel Embiid or any player on their team, an NBA source told Forbes.com, Mark Heisler reported.
“Yes, that’s the Joel Embiid they drafted No. 3 overall last spring, after compiling the worst record and seeing the Cavaliers and Bucks jump ahead of them in the lottery.”
Embiid was described as one of the players that the franchise can build around despite his injury issues this year, but if he isn’t safe from being traded then that suggests that every single player is on the table.
If an offer of multiple first round Draft picks comes in, then Philadelphia would have to consider it. However, it seems as though they are playing a risky game.