The NBA Trade Deadline is rapid approaching and the Philadelphia 76ers determine to be actively performing the telephones, well prepared to swing a deal. The Sixers could use depth across the board, but if they are ready to nab any of the pursuing three, it will likely be a productive deadline (although a ultimate assessment pursuing the buyout industry would be a lot more suitable, all issues deemed):
- A starting caliber forward, if possible of the stretch 4 selection
- A guard who can defend the position of attack, sometimes run the position, and keep Spencer Dinwiddie from having profession nights in South Philadelphia
- A two-way wing who can remain on the ground in May well
For a a lot more extensive appear into likely Sixers trade targets, see Portion 1 of our Sixers Trade Deadline Primer. (Elements 2 and 3 to appear.)
Down below, you can keep track of all Sixers-similar news and rumors close to the deadline.
January 28th: Sixers have no plans to go after a deal for Anthony Davis, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports activities.
Philadelphia, which could place collectively a fairly aggressive present for Davis, at present has no plans to go after a deal, resources reported. Loaded Paul of Klutch Sports activities signifies Davis and Ben Simmons, and a deal centered on swapping his purchasers is remarkably unlikely.
January 30th: Tim Bontemps of ESPN reviews that the Sixers have proven fascination in Dewayne Dedmon, but have been hesitant to make a deal if it indicates buying and selling Fultz.
But to get him, the 76ers would likely have to do some thing they have so far been resistant to, for every resources: buying and selling 2017 No. 1 choose Markelle Fultz.
“I really don’t believe that there is any uncertainty,” Brown reported. “I think, at instances, you are striving to go some pieces close to. If that equals uncertainty, so be it. But I think there is adequate certainty to comprehend that we want to be as intense as we can.
”Elton will be as intense as he can be in the upcoming 7 days to bolster our staff. And I think that that is, as I have just reported, that doesn’t equate to, ‘We really don’t truly know what we have.’ That is not it.”
February 1st: The Sixers have proven fascination in Nikola Mirotic of the New Orleans Pelicans, according to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News.
According to a league resource, one particular staff that has expressed fascination in Mirotic is the Sixers, who have been keen to land a stretch-4 immediately after having traded absent Dario Saric in the Jimmy Butler package deal. New Orleans is searching for a 1st-spherical choose, and the Sixers have all their very own 1st-rounders and a Miami 1st-rounder in 2021, plus an tremendous stash of second-rounders: three (which includes Chicago’s) this yr, three (which includes New York’s or Brooklyn’s) upcoming yr and 4 in 2021.
February 1st: Hasheem Tabeet has just lately labored out for the Sixers, between other Japanese Conference contenders according to Reid Forgrave of CBS Sports activities.
And the now is what is potentially most exciting for Thabeet. He says he’s in the very best form of his daily life. He’s performing out three instances a day, from capabilities function on the court docket to lifting in the fat home to running and plyometrics. He’s running seven-minute miles. He’s never been personal injury-susceptible. His human body is a lot more cut up now than it was when he was in college. He can bounce and achieve the leading of the backboard. He’s prolonged his vary to the 3-position line his agent, Jerry Dianis, sent me a video in which he knocked down 4 out of 5 3-pointers, which doesn’t always signify he’s going to switch into Dirk Nowitzki but is absolutely a great deal a lot more than you’d be expecting from Hasheem Thabeet. He’s just lately labored out for three Japanese Conference contenders — the Philadelphia 76ers, the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks — and has a lot more exercise routines coming up. Just one NBA govt reported he was “pleasantly stunned about Hasheem’s mindset and outlook.”
February 1st: The Sixers have reengaged league fascination in Markelle Fultz, according to Jon Johnson of 94.1 WIP.
Per NBA resource, as the trade deadline inches closer, the Sixers have reengaged league fascination in Markelle Fultz.
— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) February 1, 2019
February 2nd: The New Orleans Pelicans have not indicated they have any intentions of buying and selling Jrue Holiday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Amid the Anthony Davis talks, teams contacting on New Orleans’ upcoming very best player — guard Jrue Holiday — convey to ESPN that the Pels are indicating no fascination in transferring him. Past this season, Holiday has three several years, $77M remaining on deal by means of 2022.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 2, 2019