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.