Two Names to Watch for the Sixers Post James Harden Trade
After the Philadelphia 76ers moved James Harden to Los Angels in a blockbuster trade, the compensation begs the question, what's next?
The Sixers added multiple trade assets, with multiple draft picks and expiring contracts, that should allow them to be on the phone to make another deal to help the current teams roster.
Well, according to NBA insider Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, two names to keep an eye one are Bulls guard Zach LaVine and Raptors wing OG Anunoby.
"My early verdict is, it is a big win for Daryl Morey and Philadelphia," Mannix said in a social media video. They got two first-round picks. They got two very good first-round picks. They can take that draft capital and chase another player."
LaVine is an exciting scorer and ball handler that the Sixers could pair in the backcourt with Tyrese Maxey, allowing De’Anthony Melton to move to a bench role.
Anunoby is an interesting name, he played for Nick Nurse in Toronto and is a athletic wing defender that would matchup well with the Eastern Conferences top teams. He could slip into the PJ. Tucker spot in the lineup, moving Tobias Harris to more of a stretch four role.
One thing is certain, the Sixers now have plenty of fire power to add to this roster with a 2028 unprotected first-round pick, two second-round picks and a pick swap at their disposal.
The biggest message here is to Tyrese Maxey, who the team is showing a ton of faith in as the new lead guard. He showed them he deserved that faith with a monster first week of the season without Harden, which earned him Eastern Conference Player of the Week. honors.
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