Four names came out as primary trade targets for the Sixers ahead of the trade deadline on Thursday. Will the team make a move or stand pat?
Ahead of tomorrow’s deadline, the Sixers are rumored once again to be very involved in the guard market. Kyle Lowry, Lonzo Ball, Norman Powell, and George Hill are all names that the team’s looking into.
There’s not much surprise as the Sixers have been linked to Lowry, Ball, and Hill for months, but to hear it again right before the deadline emphasizes the interest by the team. There doesn’t seem to be a pathway for the Sixers to obtain more than one of these players, so it will be interesting to see who the Sixers push the hardest for.
Kyle Lowry seems to be the most popular name, Lonzo Ball is the best fit, and finally, George Hill and Norman Powell are the cheapest. There are pros/cons for any of the players, but the biggest discussion is likely around the price.
George Hill and Norman Powell are interesting as the price for them would certainly be lower than Lowry or Ball. The Sixers would be able to land either player without trading Danny Green and likely would not have to part with one of their young players.
It would take more than Maxey, though to land Lowry or Ball, the Sixers would have to pair Maxey will not only salary but draft capital, possibly even Matisse Thybulle. While the team should be will to part with some assets, it’s up to Daryl Morey to acquire talent without mortgaging the team’s entire future.
There should be no reason to have anything but the utmost faith in Morey based on his moves so far. Sixers fans will want to keep a close eye on everything that happens between now and then.