Report: Sixers Dangled Joel Embiid at the Trade Deadline

by February 24, 2015

Last week at the NBA’s Trade Deadline, the Sixers dealt away a bunch of stuff, including former first-round pick Michael Carter-Williams, for more future first-round picks. And reportedly, Philadelphia was willing to trade any player on its roster for more No. 1 picks, including last year’s No. 3 overall draft pick Joel Embiid. The Sixers do know they have to put a winning product on the court at some point in this century, right?

From Mark Heisler of

In an unnoticed development at last week’s trade deadline, the 76ers were still trying to trade up for a top pick in this draft, indicating a willingness to talk about Joel Embiid or any player on their team, an NBA source told


Yes, that’s the Joel Embiid they drafted No. 3 overall last spring. In other words, after going 65-144 over the last two-plus seasons and parting with Jrue Holiday, Nikola Vucevic, Louis Williams, Thaddeus Young, Jodie Meeks, Spencer Hawes, Nick Young and Andre Iguodala, the 76ers don’t have an asset on the lot whom they’re committed to.


All they have to show for that wheeling and dealing is Dario Saric, a hot Euro-prospect who’s signed with a Turkish team through the summer of 2016, and, of course, more No. 1 picks.

H/T: SB Nation