Warriors trade for Sixers’ Joel Embiid in Massive trade proposal

According to one NBA writer, the Golden State Warriors should make a big trade with the Philadelphia 76ers to get Joel Embiid.

Fadeaway World’s Lee Tran suggested that the Warriors trade Embiid to the Sixers in exchange for Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga, Kevon Looney, Gary Payton II, a 2027 first-round pick, and a 2029 first-round pick. With Embiid, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, Golden State would have a new Big 4.

“The addition of Embiid would give the Warriors another dimension to their offense, and that is the ability to score effectively on the interior,” Tran wrote. “Throughout their dynastic run, the team has been a jump-shooting-reliant team. Though that approach has won them multiple championships, perhaps diversifying their offense could help them win more titles and extend their run.

“Thompson’s inconsistency was on display in the 2023 playoffs, particularly against the Los Angeles Lakers. Joel Embiid would give the team another elite scorer, and he is a player that can help carry the offense and take some of the pressure off of Curry.”

Despite James Harden’s request, Embiid hasn’t asked the Sixers for a trade. According to NBA insider Sam Amick of The Athletic, the Sixers believe that Embiid would like to play his entire career with them, much like Dirk Nowitzki did with the Dallas Mavericks and Kobe Bryant did with the Los Angeles Lakers.

We can’t completely rule out Embiid leaving Philadelphia, though, if they have a bad season. After all, during the Embiid era, the Sixers have never made it past the second round of the playoffs.

With Philly, Embiid has played in 394 regular-season games and has averaged 27.2 points and 11.2 rebounds. He has been named to six All-Star teams, five NBA All-Star teams, three All-Defensive teams, and one MVP. A four-year, $210 million contract deal with Embiid was signed in 2021.

In the summer of 2016, the Warriors shocked the NBA by signing Kevin Durant. If they generate shockwaves once more and acquire Embiid, only time will tell.






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