After being swept in the first-round of the NBA playoffs last year by the Boston Celtics, this year’s Philadelphia 76ers team looks completely different and ready to compete for a championship. Entering the season, there were a lot of expectations for this group and they have not disappointed so far.
Joel Embiid has elevated his game to a whole new level, making him the front-runner for the MVP award this season and he has helped lead the 76ers to a 20-11 record. With the half-way point in the season quickly approaching, Philadelphia currently sits with the best record in the Eastern Conference and have the NBA Finals on their minds.
While Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons have all played great this year, there are still some areas in which this team can improve. They currently rank 10th in the league in scoring and 17th in three-point shooting percentage, which are two areas they will need to improve if they are to finally break through and win the Eastern Conference en route to the NBA Finals.
One name that keeps popping up in NBA trade rumors is Kyle Lowry and he could be an excellent trade target for the Sixers. It would cost them quite a bit, especially since he is owed $30M this season, but acquiring Lowry could give the 76ers four All-Star type talents and one of the best overall starting rotations in the league.
With the Brooklyn Nets having James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, the 76ers are going to have to make some kind of a move before the trade deadline to improve their overall roster talent and getting Lowry could elevate them to being the best team in the entire league.
Now, let’s take a look at the best trade the Philadelphia 76ers can offer the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Kyle Lowry.