The Philadelphia 76ers entered this season with extremely high expectations, but the star-studded cast in the City of Brotherly Love has not played up to its standards. With the trade deadline approaching fairly soon in the NBA, the Sixers might make changes to their roster.
Philadelphia lost Jimmy Butler this past offseason to the Miami Heat. That being said, the front office did add Al Horford and Josh Richardson in an effort to replace that production.
Despite all the talent on the 76ers this season, the offense has been inconsistent due to its lack of spacing.
While there are several routes that Philadelphia’s front office can go before the traded deadline, NBA insider Kevin O’Connor believes the Sixers will try to add more shooters.
O’Connor mentioned Robert Covington, Malik Beasley and Davis Bertans as a few potential trade candidates.
Covington would be the ideal fit for the 76ers due to his familiarity with Brett Brown’s system. After all, he spent five years in Philadelphia.
The 76ers moved on from Covington in order to acquire Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Perhaps another trade could be in the works between these two teams.
The Sixers have expressed interest in Robert Covington, Malik Beasley, and Davis Bertans, among others, league sources say.
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) January 9, 2020
Regardless of all their struggles this season, the 76ers remain firmly in the playoff race. As of right now, they hold the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference.
The 76ers have been knocking on the doorstep when it comes to potentially making a title run. Anything less than a trip to the Finals this year would be an epic failure for a roster that features Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
We’ll see if Philadelphia can add more firepower before the trade deadline.