Could 76ers Make An Effort To Sign-And-Trade For Zach LaVine?

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The Philadelphia 76ers battled back in their second-round NBA playoff series against the Miami Heat, tying things up at 2-2. After looking lost in the first two without Joel Embiid, the 76ers got back on track at home with their best player in the lineup.

While all of their focus is on advancing in the postseason, there are some people within the organization already hard at work preparing for the offseason. This will be a big one for the 76ers as they have some big decisions to make.

Figuring out what to do with James Harden is atop their to-do list. Will they sign him to a supermax despite his sluggish performance since landing in the City of Brotherly Love? What will the team do with Tobias Harris, who was involved in some Ben Simmons trade negotiations as well?

There are also rumors swirling about Philadelphia looking to land another star player. Many analysts believe the Philadelphia 76ers are gearing up to make a run at Bradley Beal this offseason to create a Big 3.

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That is a realistic course of action, especially if they can find a taker for Harris. But, if Beal doesn’t want to leave the Washington Wizards, could Philadelphia turn their attention to another All-Star free agent in Zach LaVine?

There are some intriguing landing spots for LaVine this offseason should he choose to leave the Chicago Bulls. The 76ers would certainly be an interesting one because if they are dead set on adding another star, a sign-and-trade with Chicago could be worked out.

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The Chicago Bulls got back into the postseason and want to remain playoff contenders. Losing LaVine would hurt, but if they could add some pieces in a sign-and-trade in exchange for him it would certainly help soften the blow. 

A trade with the 76ers would provide a chance to remain competitive, but also flexibility if they change course. Draft capital can be used to rebuild the roster or bring in more established talent to get more competitive.

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For the Philadelphia 76ers, they would have a Big 3 that could easily be considered a Big 4 when including Tyrese Maxey. James Harden, Joel Embiid, Zach LaVine, and Maxey would make the Philadelphia 76ers likely title favorites next season. Good luck stopping that team on offense as all four players have proven capable of getting buckets with regularity.