Should The Philadelphia 76ers Target Malcolm Brogdon In A Trade?

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The Philadelphia 76ers have been heavily linked to Kyle Lowry but would a trade for Pacers’ guard Malcolm Brogdon make more sense?

While names like Kyle Lowry and Lonzo Ball have been discussed for some time, a surprise name looks to have hit the trade market today. According to Vince Goodwill of Yahoo Sports, the Indiana Pacers are listening to offers on Malcolm Brogdon ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline.

Brogdon is in the midst of his best season as a pro, averaging 21.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game. Equally impressive are his shooting splits, 46/39.8/87.7 on the year. There is no doubt that Brogdon is a talented player who can help a contender. The issue is if a team can present a package of assets that forces Indiana’s hand.

Some aren’t even convinced that the Pacers are interested in moving Brogdon, more so just trying to gauge trade value should they decide to do so later on. While that certainly could be the case, if the Pacers found the right offer in front of them, it’s hard to imagine they’d pass it up.

What Would the Philadelphia 76ers Offer For Brogdon?

The Philadelphia 76ers would have two come in guns blazing to even get a seat at the table. We’re talking Danny Green, Tyrese Maxey, and two first-round picks. If that seems like a lot, it’s because it is. That’s the cost of doing business for a player of Brogdon’s caliber. This is especially true considering his contract would keep him in Philly over the next two seasons as well.

It would certainly hurt at first, as Danny Green’s veteran presence has been crucial this season. Tyrese Maxey meanwhile has also won fans over with his flashes of potential, but the Sixers clearly need more to compete with Brooklyn and the two teams from LA.

It wouldn’t be easy, and again a deal is far from a sure thing, but if there’s a chance for the Sixers to land Brogdon, then Daryl Morey needs to look into it ASAP.