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What is the likelihood of Lillard heading to Philadelphia before the trade deadline this season?


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76ers

76ers

+2 players ($39.3m) +2 picks,
Cap Impact + $3.7M
  • CJ Elleby
    CJ Elleby
    SF, 6' 6", -1.45 LEBRON
    Athletic Finisher

    $1.5M

    1yr

    25
  • Damian Lillard
    Damian Lillard
    PG, 6' 2", 3.74 LEBRON
    Shot Creator

    $39.3M

    4yrs

    25
  • draft-pick-player

    2024 - Round 1

    Least Favorable Protected
    25
  • draft-pick-player

    2026 - Round 1

    Least Favorable Protected
    25

+3  Wins

-5.52  MPG

+4.31  Off.

-3.13  Def.

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers

+2 players ($35.6m) +4 picks,
Cap Impact - $5.2M
  • Ben Simmons
    Ben Simmons
    PG, 6' 11", 2.17 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $33.0M

    4yrs

    23
  • Tyrese Maxey
    Tyrese Maxey
    SG, 6' 2", -1.07 LEBRON
    Slasher

    $2.6M

    3yrs

    23
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    23
  • draft-pick-player

    2024 - Round 1

    More Favorable Protected
    23
  • draft-pick-player

    2026 - Round 1

    More Favorable Protected
    23
  • draft-pick-player

    2027 - Round 1

    23

-3  Wins

+5.52  MPG

-4.31  Off.

+3.13  Def.

Comment Opinions Please. Is This Fair?

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Trade Breakdown:

PHI Sends: Simmons, Maxey, 2023 1st, 2027 1st, & Two Potential 1st Round Swaps In 2024/26

To POR For: Lillard & Elleby

Note : If both of those swaps do not convey, the Blazers will then also have the option to swap their 2028 1st with Philly.

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Why Philadelphia Does This?

Imagine a superstar duo of Lillard & Embiid leading the Sixers. That would be so exciting to watch & will make Philly one of the most dangerous teams in the league. Adding Lillard’s excellent shooting to Embiid’s dominance in the paint is going to scare a lot of teams. And with their depth, I believe that they would be the favorites in the east over Brooklyn. This trade right here is the best case scenario for the Sixers & probably what they will continue to wait for heading into the season & maybe even beyond.

76ers Ideal Starting Lineup:

Lillard, Thybulle, Green, Harris, & Embiid

Backup Five:

Curry, Milton, Korkmaz, Niang, & Drummond

Rest Of Bench:

Springer, Joe, Elleby, Reed, & Bassey

Training Camp Deals:

Harrison

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Why Portland May Do This?

This is only possible if the Blazers have a slow start to their season & Lillard asks out. Or maybe he doesn’t even ask out & Portland decides to trade him anyway to build a better squad around McCollum & Powell. But honestly, this deal might put Portland in a better position to win short term & long term. Simmons would be a nice fit on this team due to his size, defense, & playmaking abilities. Maxey is a rising player in this league that has the potential to be an All-Star if developed correctly. Then you’ve got your scoring guard in CJ that can put up 25 a game & two solid 3 & D player in Powell & Covington. Nurkic is also a solid center in the league when he’s healthy. On top of that they get two extra firsts & a couple of potential swaps to work with going forward.

Trail Blazers Ideal Starting Lineup:

Simmons, McCollum, Powell, Covington, & Nurkic

Backup Five:

Maxey, Simons, Snell, Nance, & Zeller

Rest Of Bench:

Smith, McLemore, Little, Brown, & Patterson

Training Camp Deals:

Cook & Chriss

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