I’m definitely leaning towards that we should trade embiid. I think we’re already on the path towards him asking for a trade, and if he has another lackluster disengaged season his value will be even lower. Also it’s the off season and bored Sunday waiting for nuggets/clippers. I know I’ll get killed for suggesting trading embiid, but I just think it’s going to get worse, and it also will help us get off of horford or Harris as well as extending our window, taking the time to build it right. And there’s just a lot of bad teams desperate for a big move and a star.
So fist idea:
Out-embiid to the knicks. Horford/zhaire and pick 36 2020 to Hornets.
In- from knicks-rj Barrett, pick 8 2020, Frank Ntilikina, taj Gibson, Dallas 1st 2021
Knicks: out- rj Barrett, pick 8 2020, Frank Ntilikina, taj Gibson, Clippers 2020 1st, Dallas 1st 2021
Hornets: out-terry rozier/Cody zeller
In-al horford, zhaire Smith, Picks 36 2020, clippers 1st 2020
Maybe sixers take Julius randle and send mike Scott to switch the Dallas 2021 to a pick swap for 2021 or knicks 2022 unprotected 1st. Or they could swap Gibson for Bobby portis, but goes from 9 mil to 15. https://tradenba.com/trades/_4F7eVaWZ
Sixers get one of the best young guard prospects in rj barret, with the 8th pick take Isaac Okoro. Add Thybulle and have 3 great defenders, hard workers, a ton of athleticism, and really switchable. Move off of horford, pickup a solid point of attack and shooter in rozier, as well as really solid backup center in Cody zeller.
Knicks get a young star center entering his prime, with tons of cap space.
Hornets take on horford’s contract, who also adds a solid veteran presence and still a decent center, which they’re lacking. They get off of rozier’s contract to free up money and minutes for graham, monk, and the number 3 pick. They get draft compensation for doing so. Maybe we do 34/36.