In his press conference following the trade of Michael Carter-Williams, Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie used the word "unblinkingly."

He used that term when describing his desire to build a championship caliber team and having no qualms whatsoever in trading any of his players if it furthers his plan.

Hinkie, unblinkingly, was reportedly listening on every one of his players.

Including Joel Embiid.

According to a report, the Sixers 'indicated a willingness' to talk about a trade involving Embiid if it netted him a top pick.

The report was penned by Mark Heisler for Forbes.com.

Heisler has covered the NBA for decades including work with the LA Times and remains well connected in NBA sources so his report should not be taken lightly.

Here's more from Heisler:

In an unnoticed development at last week’s trade deadline, the 76ers were still trying to trade up for a top pick in this draft, indicating a willingness to talk about Joel Embiid or any player on their team, an NBA source told Forbes.com.”
Embiid continues to be sidelined with a foot fracture and is unlikely to suit up for the Sixers this season. Still, he remains a prized possession and has been working with head coach Brett Brown before each game.