One trade scenario for each Eastern Conference contender to catch up with the Nets

Terrence Ross, Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, NBA Rumors
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Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers Receive: G/F Terrence Ross, F James Ennis III

Orlando Magic Receive: G Danny Green, G Shake Milton, PHI 2021 1st Round Pick

Since joining the Orlando Magic during the 2016-17 season, Terrence Ross has been a very reliable role player for them and has consistently been one of the better bench players in the entire league. This season, Ross is very much in the running for the Sixth Man of the Year award and could make a huge difference for the 76ers in the second-unit.

Ross is currently averaging 15.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and is shooting 42.0% from the floor. His overall production has skyrocketed in the past weeks and with all of the injuries this Magic team has had, Ross has stepped up into being one of their go-to scorers off-the-bench. 

Not only could Ross join the 76ers and be their best player off-the-bench, but he could be a reliable fourth scoring option for them outside of Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons. This would be a major upgrade for Philly and would give them even more offensive firepower to compete for a championship. 

This season, Terrence Ross currently ranks second in the league in most points by a player off the bench and is very much in the running early on for Sixth-Man of the Year. Ross could be the high-impact, experienced leader this 76ers team needs to finally break through and make it to the NBA Finals for a chance to win their first title since 1983.

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Danny Green is a reliable, veteran, championship caliber guard and has been a great fit for the 76ers, but Ross is a much better overall player than Green and could really aid this team off-the-bench. 

Not to mention, James Ennis is also a pretty solid role player and has been putting together a solid season for the Magic. Ennis is averaging 7.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and is shooting 44.2% from three-point range, making him another impactful role player the 76ers could utilize.

Right now, the 76ers have one of the worst benches in the NBA in terms of overall production, as they currently rank 25th in total bench points per game. As a result, they tend to lose games when one of their top three scorers is missing, which could be a concern for this team moving forward given Embiid’s injury past. 

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Terrence Ross could be a secondary, experienced scorer for the Philadelphia 76ers and they would not have to trade too much to get him. Danny Green has been great in his role for the 76ers, but Ross could fill this role better and is an overall better offensive talent than Green. Not to mention, Ross is under contract well past this year, meaning the 76ers would not really need their 2021 first round pick since Ross is an already established, high-level talent.

Bench scoring is extremely important in the NBA and with the 76ers already having one of the better trios in the league this season, it is extremely important for them to bolster their bench before the trade deadline. Terrence Ross could be the perfect wing player they need to edge out the rest of the competition in the Eastern Conference and make the NBA Finals this year.

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