NBA Trade Deadline 2023 – What Will the Philadelphia Sixers Do?
With the NBA Trade Deadline fast approaching, leaders of 30 franchises are busy making the necessary moves by February 9th. Of course, every team’s situation is different, and that’s why we wanted to create a specific deadline document with the franchise. Presentation issues, issues to watch, intentions in the transfer market… we tell you everything. On the menu today are the Philadelphia Sixers
RECENT BUYERS, GOOD BUYERS OR SELLERS?
The Sixers, who have been on a good run lately, were on a seven-game winning streak. The streak ended tonight after a loss against the Magic (109-119). But that doesn’t change anything for Doc Rivers’ army, which remains on the podium in the East (32 wins, 17 losses). Around a Joel Embiid at the top, with an ultra-efficient James Harden as the second option, the Pennsylvania franchise still wants to play for a title, and its results speak for it. 6th best defensive rating (111.6) and 7th offensive rating (115.5), Phila has nothing to be ashamed of and has every argument to claim the Larry O’Brien trophy.
The team has been in very good form for two months and Daryl Morey should not overturn things. However front office could do one or two moves improving the bench and supporting the Embiid-Harden duo.
SIX TRANSFERABLE PLAYER(S).
The Sixers prioritized the No. 5 position at the deadline. While Joel Embiid has been exceptional, he’s missed a few games and needs a breather, so Philly is looking for a marquee teacher at his school. franchise player.
For this, the Sixers can part with several items. This is a clear example Matisse Thybulle. Often (rightly) praised for his defense and potential to stop the opposition’s best players, the winger is also criticized for his lack of attacking presence. Indeed, the 25-year-old is averaging just 2.5 shots per game, a problem that could end up costing Philly. Therefore, the franchise does not want to take a risk and part with a winger who holds a very high value in the market. The Kings would be especially interesting.
also pay attention to the names Furkan is not afraid, Daniel House Jr. and Jaden Springer. The first two are now out of the rotation, but their profiles as seasoned veterans remain useful and will be looked at. Springer, he never won in Philly and needs to revive elsewhere.
? Matisse Thybulle available.
Discussions have been intensifying for a month, the Sixers have given no indication that they want to extend him, and Thybulle’s rating remains very high in the league.
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PLAYERS CLASSIFIED BY SIXERS
In addition to post 5, Philly can start looking for players two ways (versatile on both sides). Hence the two positions that can be seen improve Before the Sixers started a run away to the playoffs.
Philadelphia already has three pivots on the roster, but could be tempted by acquiring a more secure reinforcement. With Montrezl Harrell unstable and Paul Reed’s coaching staff lacking confidence, the Sixers will be open to bringing in another interior even if they don’t make a trade. No specific names have been leaked, but we can imagine the Sixers leaning toward those types of players. Naz Reid or Jakob Poeltl.
As for the wing players, Philly will look to restore a player who can bring something both defensively and offensively. A name that comes straight to the table Jae Crowder. The 3/4 position, which is certain to move at the deadline, would be favored by the Bucks, who are completely on the job. But as long as nothing is done, the Sixers can always turn the deal around. Eric Gordon, also about to leave the Rockets, would be on Daryl Morey’s shelves. Phila already offered the veteran in the Draft and could return to the offense in the coming days.
Text source: Philly Voice, Hoops Hype, Basketball Reference