Sixers among the most aggressive teams for Dame Lillard
Earlier this week, Portland goaltender Damian Lillard denied any information he would ask for a trade from the Blazers.
“My intention in my heart is to wear the Blazers uniform my entire career,” he said on Friday. But over time you want to win it all. “
However, in the event that Portland makes the decision to move Lillard, the Sixers are among the teams that will be on the front line to bid for his services according to Kevin O’Connor of The ring.
multiple front office sources claim the Heat, Kings, Knicks, Rockets and Sixers have been the most aggressive contenders recently.
According to O’Connor’s report, teams bidding for Lillard may have to compete with the loot the Nets gave up to acquire James Harden, with several young players, as well as three first-round picks and four trades of picks from. first round.
Any deal the Sixers make for Lillard would almost undoubtedly involve Ben Simmons and likely include either Tyrese Maxey and / or Matisse Thybulle and several draft picks.
The Sixers are hoping to enter the Lillard draw, not settle for McCollum. But there is pressure on the Sixers’ front office to maximize Joel Embiid’s bonus. And just like Simmons could be better in Portland, McCollum could be better in Philadelphia.
As O’Connor points out, the Sixers front office might feel the need to strike a successful deal, like the Nets, to maximize Joel Embiid’s peak years, especially after a season where he was a finalist for the award. NBA MVP.
An Embiid-Lillard couple would put the Sixers at the top of the Eastern squad list and make them a serious contender for the NBA title.