NBA Rumors: 2 Philadelphia 76ers Trade Candidates

The Philadelphia 76ers have been involved in some major trades these past few seasons and from all accounts, we should expect much of the same in 2022-23. As of right now, disgruntled Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has circled the 76ers as his preferred landing spot. While the deal might not materialize, the 76ers have a couple of players who are prime trade candidates if a move does eventual transpire, Durant included or not:

Tobias Harris

One of the best all around forwards in the game, Tobias Harris does it all for the 76ers. He's coming off a season averaging 17.2 points, 3.5 assists, 6.8 rebounds and shot over 48% from the field in 73 starts. The 29-year-old will be included in any major trade out of Philadelphia. The 6-foot-8 Harris is 30 years old and can play either forward position. He's signed through the 2023-24 season where he sets to make $39 million, after collecting $37 million in 2022-23. Big ticket for a 'secondary' option, however he could be a primary target for several teams on the trade market next season.

Matisse Thybulle

76ers head coach Doc Rivers called Tyrese Maxey the best young player he's ever coached, so don't expect to see him moved. Matisse Thybulle on the other hand, is likely to be included in any major package being shipped out of Philly. Thybulle is 24 years old and started 50 of his 66 games last season. The former first rounder showed flashes of brilliance at times and some growing pains at others, however the team appeared happy with the success of his season. Look for Thybulle to build off his 5.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg and his 31.3% from deep. He's expected to play a bigger role in year four, and while it's not all about offense for Thybulle, the team would love to see him become a more dual-dimensional threat. 

The 76ers have been linked to some major trades and the blockbuster buzz continues in the city of brotherly love. Durant's name is now linked and don't be surprised if something major goes down next season with Harris and Thybulle involved.

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