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The Sixers Are Reportedly Discussing A Major NBA Trade

A general view of the Philadelphia 76ers court.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 7: A general view of the Wells Fargo Center prior to Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round of the 2018 NBA Playoff between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers on May 7, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia 76ers missed out on LeBron James in free agency and decided to not pull the trigger on a Kawhi Leonard trade, but the rising Eastern Conference contender is reportedly still looking to upgrade its roster heading into the 2018-19 season.

The Sixers, according to reports, are looking to make a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have made sharpshooter Kyle Korver available.

Korver, one of the best shooters in the NBA, could fetch a decent return for a Cavs team that might be best suited to head for a rebuild in the post-LeBron James era.

The New York Times' Marc Stein reports that the Sixers and Cavs are continuing to discuss a possible trade.

The Sixers are included in the three-team trade involving Carmelo Anthony and Philadelphia is reportedly looking to complete a Korver trade before that's finalized.

From the report:

The sharpshooter Kyle Korver of the Cleveland Cavaliers is among the players Philadelphia is known to be pursuing via trade before completing the three-way deal with Oklahoma City and Atlanta.

The Sixers lost Marco Belinelli in free agency, but were able to re-sign J.J. Redick. The addition of Korver would give the Sixers quite the stable of elite 3-point shooters, which are needed alongside players like Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.

Philadelphia is expected to be one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference in 2018-19. The Sixers fell to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season. Some will be picking the Sixers to make the NBA Finals next June.