The Philadelphia 76ers currently have a game and a half lead in the Eastern Conference at 18-7. Do they need to make a trade? The short answer is no but that does not mean they are going to sit on their hands. One name they have been linked to in NBA trade rumors since the offseason is Kyle Lowry. The Toronto Raptors are struggling to begin the season and could look to make a change.
The 76ers have finally put it all together after years of failing in the postseason. Daryl Morey joined the front office and put shooters around Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Morey added Seth Curry and Danny Green to the roster and it is paying off immediately.
Joel Embiid is looking like an MVP candidate with 29.1 points and 11 rebounds a night in 20 games this season. Is it still a big deal that Ben Simmons cannot shoot the ball? It should not be. Simmons is doing a lot well on the floor with 13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, and eight assists per game. Philadelphia could continue to add three-point prowess at the deadline.
Kyle Lowry could be the perfect option. He has been linked to the Sixers since the offseason because of history and the fit. Lowry is from Philadelphia and played his college ball at Villanova. It would be a great story for the veteran point guard to return home and help the Sixers win their first NBA championship since 1983.
This all comes down to what the Raptors feel is best for the direction they are headed. Toronto is currently 11-13 this season but hold the eighth-seed in the Eastern Conference because of its top-heavy nature.
It would be a bit of a shock to see Lowry be sent away but anything is possible. NBA trade rumors have swirled since the offseason. Here is what it could take to send Lowry to Philadelphia.