The Philadelphia 76ers have been rolling this season and have been one of the top teams in the entire NBA all season long, but this has not stopped them from pursuing more high-level talents ahead of the trade deadline. The Sixers have been linked to numerous trade rumors over the last two weeks, but with Joel Embiid now out with a knee injury, they could look to be even more aggressive in their pursuit of high-level talents.
Entering the year, the 76ers had a small window for error if they wanted to capitalize on their chances to win a title, but now with the Brooklyn Nets having a “three-headed monster” in Durant, Kyrie and Harden, their championship window is even smaller now.
This team definitely has the firepower and the star power to potentially make the NBA Finals this season, but going out and trading for another big name player could solidify the Sixers as the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.
Joel Embiid seemed to be the front-runner for the MVP award before going down with a knee injury, Ben Simmons is very much in the running for Defensive Player of the Year and Tobias Harris has been playing just under an All-Star type level.
Not to mention, key role players like Seth Curry, Shake Milton and Dwight Howard have all stepped up when their numbers have been called and have been key contributors to the 76ers success to this point in the year.
This Philly team definitely will be a tough team to beat in the playoffs, but they could be looking to become even more dangerous ahead of the trade deadline. With that said, let’s take a look at the latest rumors pertaining to the Philadelphia 76ers and three last-minute trade targets for them to consider with the trade deadline this Thursday.