What a first half it was for the Philadelphia 76ers. They finished 24-12 heading into the NBA All-Star break and currently have a lead in the Eastern Conference. The new-look leadership of the Sixers built a balanced team in the offseason and it is showing on the floor.
Philadelphia could continue to be aggressive at the NBA trade deadline and add another shooter. This was a priority in the offseason. Daryl Morey and Doc Rivers both said that there was no interest in trading either Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons. Instead, they focused on adding shooters around the perimeter and it has worked out well.
They acquired Danny Green from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Al Horford. The Sixers also added Seth Curry, who is shooting 44.8% from beyond the arc. Philadelphia finally realized that adding depth beyond the arc would benefit Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
This is something that could continue and the Rockets have a perfect fit for the 76ers. PJ Tucker and the Rockets were unable to come to terms on a contract extension. This means the two sides could be moving on at the NBA trade deadline.
The Rockets sent away stars like Russell Westbrook and James Harden recently. This has shown that the team is interested in rebuilding and could do so by getting a return for Tucker.
The Sixers would welcome a spot-up shooter like Tucker to the rotation. Here is what a potential deal might look like between these two sides at the deadline.