NBA Rumor: Sixers Looking To Trade First Round Pick

It might not be the most in-demand draft slot, but the Philadelphia 76ers are rumored to be looking to deal their first-round pick (No. 23) plus veteran 3-and-D guard Danny Green in return for a "veteran upgrade."

Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer says the Sixers would like to get something done. 

The Sixers are exploring trades involving this pick and Danny Green, according to sources. While Green was an important two-way wing for the Sixers, he tore both the ACL and LCL in his left knee in May and now he has an expiring $10 million contract. If they end up trading the pick, I’d imagine a raw, high-upside player like [Blake] Wesley (projected at pick 23) would have wide appeal.

The one caveat for Philly if they do trade this pick, is that they currently don't have their 2023 first-round pick, so they'd be out of Round One until 2024.

The Sixers, of course, are in 'win-now' mode, and Green, who suffered an ACL and LCL tear in the playoffs, is expected to be out most—or all of—next season. A veteran who can help now would be the Sixers' goal. 

Green, turning 35 in a week, saw his numbers take a hit across the board this season, from minutes-played to an 11-year low 5.9 points per game. 

Unfortunately, his injuries and expiring deal have reduced the three-time champion to a mere trade-filler contract.

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