Three Trades the Sixers Could Make to Consolidate Roster

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The Philadelphia 76ers continue to bolster their roster and improve the bench as the 2022-23 season approaches. With the recent signing of Montrezl Harrell combined with a few signings in free agency, the Sixers now have 17 players on the roster.

The problem? While Philadelphia can carry up to 20 players during training camp, they can only carry 15 players on the regular season roster. The Sixers will have to trim their roster, and you can bet Daryl Morey is looking to be creative in the trade market to consolidate the roster.

Here are three consolidation trades the Sixers should consider to help trim the roster and add a solid rotational piece:

Sixers Add Two-Way Wing

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CHICAGO, IL – FEBRUARY 07: Phoenix Suns Forward Jae Crowder (99) receives a technical foul from referee Leon Wood during a NBA game between the Phoenix Suns and the Chicago Bulls on February 7, 2022 at the United Center in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire)

Philadelphia 76ers receive:

Jae Crowder

Phoenix Suns receive:

Matisse Thybulle

Furkan Korkmaz

Charles Bassey

The Sixers could try to pry Crowder away from the Suns with this three-for-one trade. There were rumors previously that the Suns may be looking to cut some salary with Cam Johnson’s upcoming extension, and Crowder could be a casualty of cost-cutting. Crowder only has one year left on his deal, and it doesn’t look like he will be getting an extension of his own. 

If the Sixers were able to get Crowder, he would step right into the rotation as a typical “3 and D” wing providing much-needed spacing around Joel Embiid and James Harden. He has a ton of playoff experience and could be counted on to play either forward positions. Crowder also has the toughness that the Sixers seem to be focused on this offseason. If Morey could make this happen, it would be a slam dunk.

Sixers Add Microwave Scorer

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 18: Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) during game 6 of the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers on June 18, 2021, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire)

Philadelphia 76ers receive:

Jordan Clarkson

Utah Jazz receive:

Matisse Thybulle

Furkan Korkmaz

Jaden Springer

Shake Milton

The Utah Jazz have kicked off their rebuild, trading their two All-Stars, Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. Teams around the league are trying to poach the Jazz for some of their veteran pieces who don’t fit their rebuilding timeline. Jordan Clarkson, a former Sixth-Man of the Year, fits the bill as someone the Sixers may be interested in.

Clarkson is a microwave scorer off the bench who thrives with the ball in his hands. He could definitely provide bench scoring that the Sixers have lacked for a few seasons. Clarkson’s defense leaves a bit to be desired, but in the right lineup, he could survive when surrounded by two-way players.

The question the Sixers front office would have to ask is if trading for Jordan Clarkson is worth losing an asset like Matisse Thybulle.

Philadelphia and Dallas Strike a Deal

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Philadelphia 76ers receive:

Reggie Bullock

Dallas Mavericks receive:

Matisse Thybulle

Furkan Korkmaz

Isaiah Joe

Earlier in the summer, Sixers’ Twitter was in an uproar due to a picture that was uploaded to Instagram that featured Reggie Bullock with a comment relating to the Sixers. When it was finally confirmed that it was nothing to the picture, many fans were disappointed. If Morey and the front office could pull off this swap, fans would be elated.

Bullock would slide in nicely as a piece of the starting lineup or a contributor off the bench. He is a solid two-way player and a high-volume three-point shooter. He would be an upgrade over Thybulle and Korkmaz and, most importantly, playable in the playoffs. It was rumored that the Mavs were interested in Thybulle, so there is a possibility that talks could begin with Thybulle being the main piece of a deal.

With training camp approaching, the front office has to make a move to trim the roster. A trade seems likely because waiving young talent like Isaiah Joe, Trevelin Queen, or Charles Bassey doesn’t make much sense. Morey has a really good offseason, and the fans should trust that he will make the move that makes sense for the franchise.