After a disappointing end to the season last year, as they were swept by the Boston Celtics in the first-round of the NBA playoffs, the Philadelphia 76ers made some massive changes with their management and their roster and now find themselves at the top of the standings in the Eastern Conference.
With Joel Embiid being the MVP front-runner this season and with both Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons improving this year, the Philadelphia 76ers may have their best chance to win a title this season. However, the 76ers still have some room to grow as a team and could be in the market to make one more move to solidify themselves as the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.
With the Brooklyn Nets being the hottest team in the league right now and with their superstar trio in James Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the Philadelphia 76ers could have to make one final move to be able to compete with the Nets.
The only problem is that the Sixers are currently $34.9M over the salary cap and $11.4M over the tax threshold for this season. This team does not have a lot of wiggle room in terms of acquiring any big contracts near the trade deadline, unless they are willing to part ways with Danny Green and Seth Curry, who they just acquired this past offseason.
Combined, these two guys are making over $23M this season, which is just enough money to be able to acquire another potential All-Star talent. Could the 76ers make a huge statement at the trade deadline and bring in a fourth, All-Star caliber talent?
Let’s take a look at three intriguing options for the 76ers to make a ‘major move’ at the trade deadline.