5 Philadelphia 76ers Your Favorite Team Should Trade For
5 Sixers Your Favorite Team Should Trade For
Despite being 5-6 currently on the season there are still two positive outlooks as a Philadelphia 76ers fan. One is that they are in first place in the Atlantic division after over 10 percent of the season. The other being they are nearly 1/3 of the way to the win total they were projected for by the Las Vegas Betting Lines.
It has been fun to watch the Sixers this year because they get up and down the court and they are putting points on the board. There are times when you can really believe in this team despite the fact they have a very inexperienced roster. Then there are times when you actually do buy into the hype that they let you down and look awful. They give up too many points and way too many three pointers. They can beat the Miami Heat one night and lose by 40 the New Orleans Pelicans the next.
So where does that leave the state of the Sixers? A mediocre record and they are just talented enough to battle for a playoff spot in a weak Eastern Conference outside of the top three. Because of all this general manager Sam Hinkie might be willing to make some moves before the trade deadline.
The plan heading into the season was to try and land a high lottery pick this year and couple it with their pick from the Pelicans in order to rebuild through the draft. But the roster that Hinkie has assembled to do so might be too good to accomplish that. Therefore if your favorite team is on the fringe of making the playoffs or just needs one player to make them a contender, here are five 76ers your team should try to trade for.
5. Evan Turner
Evan Turner is playing at an All-Star level so far this season. He is averaging a career high in points (21.6), field-goal percentage (47.7), free-throw attempts (5.3) and free-throw percentage (86.2). He is aggressively attacking the basket and no longer settling for mid-range jumpers. Turner is a restricted free agent at season’s end and he has proved he can succeed in this league after escaping the evil clutches of Doug Collins. The asking price might be high but Turner can be acquired with the idea of signing him long term.
4. Spencer Hawes
Spencer Hawes is another player that is having a career year with 15.6 points, 10.1 rebounds and 48-percent three-point shooting. Hawes is an unrestricted free agent at season’s end so he could either be considered a loaner player for a playoff push or a team like the Portland Trailblazers could think about him as a long term option.
3. Tony Wroten
Tony Wroten is playing well in his first chance with steady playing time. He is averaging 13.2 points per game and he has shown the ability to get into the lane with his quickness off the dribble. He could be an excellent addition to a playoff team looking to sure up their bench with defense and quick scoring.
2. Lavoy Allen
Lavoy Allen has been quite underwhelming so far this year with averages of 4.8 points and 4.9 rebounds but the one thing he has going for him is a $3 million expiring contract. That could be enticing for teams looking for cap space at season’s end but with Allen they can bring in someone who can knock down a mid-range jumper.
1. James Anderson
James Anderson has been a little inconsistent with his shooting but one game in which he dropped 36 points proves he has the capability to light up the scoreboard on any given night. If he starts to hit the three more consistently a team might try to acquire him as a specialist off the bench, especially because his contract is not guaranteed for next season.