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Sixers get more scoring around Embiid, plus revamp their backcourt


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Pacers

Pacers

+2 players ($8.2m) +2 picks,
Cap Impact - $10.8M
  • Tyrese Maxey
    Tyrese Maxey
    SG, 6' 2", -1.07 LEBRON
    Slasher

    $2.6M

    3yrs

    23
  • Seth Curry
    Seth Curry
    PG, 6' 2", -0.06 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $8.2M

    2yrs

    23
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    23
  • draft-pick-player

    2026 - Round 1

    23

-1  Wins

+9.62  MPG

-2.01  Off.

-0.45  Def.

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers

+1 player ($33.0m),
Cap Impact + $2.1M
  • Ben Simmons
    Ben Simmons
    PG, 6' 11", 2.17 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $33.0M

    4yrs

    23

+1  Wins

-1.68  MPG

-2.75  Off.

+2.77  Def.

76ers

76ers

+2 players ($52.6m) +2 picks,
Cap Impact + $8.7M
  • Malcolm Brogdon
    Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, 6' 5", 1.32 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $21.7M

    2yrs

    12
  • CJ McCollum
    CJ McCollum
    SG, 6' 3", 2.14 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $30.8M

    3yrs

    25
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    Top 5 Protected
    25
  • draft-pick-player

    2025 - Round 1

    25

+1  Wins

-7.94  MPG

+4.76  Off.

-2.32  Def.

The main issue on this Sixers team is that they don’t have a true number 2 scoring option, and Simmons is clearly not that due to his lack of shooting. Here are some moves that could fix those issues:

  1. Trades Simmons to the Trail Blazers for CJ McCollum and 2 firsts

Why the Blazers do it: They have a historically bad defense, and a DPOY-caliber player like Simmons plus Robert Covington should get the job done defensively.

Why the Sixers do it: They get future assets plus a true number 2 scoring option to Embiid, which would be a perfect scenario for this team

  1. Trades Seth Curry Tyrese Maxey plus two firsts for Malcolm Brogdon

Why the Sixers do it: They get a good defender, playmaker, and scorer in Malcolm Brogdon

Why the Pacers do it: This might sound like a hot take, but I believe TJ McConnell should be a starter. He would fit in nicely with the team, and you get a good backup in Tyrese Maxey, you get a shooter in Seth Curry to be a good compliment to McConnell when they are both on the floor together, and you get even more assets to potentially go after a bigger name on the market.

After these moves, the Sixers will have a lineup of:

Brogdon-CJ-Thybulle-Harris-Embiid with a bench of Springer-Shake-Green-Niang-Drummond


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