Sixers NBA Trade Rumors: 5 Trade Options for the Philadelphia 76ers in 2022

The Philadelphia 76ers had quite the roster shakeup after the Ben Simmons and James Harden trade. Now it’s time for the 76ers to put a winning supporting cast around Joel Embiid and Harden. Kade Kimble explains how they can do that through trades.
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Sixers NBA Trade Rumors: 5 Trade Options for the Philadelphia 76ers in 2022

The Philadelphia 76ers had quite the roster shakeup after a drama filled exit for Ben Simmons which brought in James Harden. Now it’s time for the Sixers to put a winning supporting cast around Joel Embiid and Harden. Let’s see how they can do that through trades.

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5. Kyrie Irving

To reunite Irving and Harden would be an interesting choice, but if the squad stays healthy, that big three should easily be favorites to win out of the Eastern Conference and make the NBA Finals. The on-court fit is there, as Irving is one of the most skilled players we have in the league today, but they’d have to maintain an off-court fit as well. It’s probably their most outlandish target, and most difficult to trade for as these two teams made a blockbuster trade midseason last season, but if they could get it done, the Sixers need to pull the trigger.

4. Jordan Clarkson

The former Sixth Man of the Year would be a great addition to the Sixers as a shot creator off the bench, and a great fit for the starting lineup. When the trio of Tyrese Maxey-Harden-Embiid can’t get anything going, Clarkson could come in and get the Sixers 15-20 points. No matter the situation, Clarkson would be a great fit and great asset come playoff time. For the Jazz, it’s time to blow it up, and Clarkson wouldn’t be a part of the long-term plan for the Jazz, so he should be easily obtainable if that is the case.

3. Harrison Barnes

Barnes isn’t likely an easily obtainable player, as the Kings are in their best attempt to make the playoffs next season, so to upgrade their rotation, they might need to include a third, rebuilding team in the trade. That part isn’t impossible, and if the Sixers and Kings are both interested, they can work something out. Barnes' role would be a great addition to the Sixers lineup as a floor stretcher and additional shot-creator when the offense gets stale. It wouldn’t be a cheap deal for the Sixers, so they have to be completely bought into the deal and have to convince a third team of the benefits, which makes a trade of this caliber that much more exciting.

2. Kenrich Williams

Williams is a dream role player for any team, and furthermore, any contender. It’ll be interesting to see if Williams is traded at all and if so how much it costs, as we know the Thunder and Presti love their picks. If the Sixers are all in on moving Tobias Harris, Williams would be the perfect player to do that for, at the price of draft capital, but receiving the floor spacing and defensive prowess at the other end would be well worth it. Williams has the power to slow down big men, and the quickness to stop a guard from getting past him, making him very valuable to a team with much offensive firepower but little defensive versatility.

1. Eric Gordon

Gordon would play a smaller role than Harrison Barnes, but the main issue is the Rockets’ asking price. It'd be a great trade if they can get Gordon for cheaper than they could get Barnes. Gordon’s defense has taken a decline, but he could still be a very solid shot creator and floor spacer for a team that has its stars and needs the spacing. The Rockets could benefit from draft capital for their rebuild, and if they don’t find another deal, Philly is a great place for Gordon to land.

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Kade has spent his last 3 years writing about the Oklahoma City Thunder. He has also been following the NBA for the past 11 years. Just recently, Kade began co-hosting the Boomtown Hoops Podcast.

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