Sixers One of the ‘Frontrunners’ for Tyreke Evans
With the NBA trade deadline this Thursday, the Sixers are approaching the trade deadline as buyers, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.
One issue in trying to pull off a bigger deal, per Lowe, is the team no longer has a plethora of first-round draft picks, like they have had in the recent past. Meaning if they make a move, they might have to use their second-rounders.
While earlier it was reported they might have some interest in bringing in a big man to add depth behind Joel Embiid, they could have their eyes on a guy who could add some scoring punch, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Adding a player like Evans, who is averaging 19.5 points per game for Memphis would not come cheap, but would give the Sixers a dual-scoring threat, that they currently lack with No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz still sidelined with a shoulder injury.
Evans would be a free agent at the end of this season.