The Philadelphia 76ers shouldn’t have loads of leverage proper now.
Their All-Star Ben Simmons will not be with the staff, and each staff in all the NBA and the general public know the state of affairs happening.
Subsequently, it is laborious to make huge commerce calls for when there is no such thing as a leverage.
On Wednesday, ESPN’s Jordan Schultz despatched out two Tweets in regards to the state of affairs and each Tweets may be seen beneath.
Within the first Tweet, he studies that the 76ers have “inquired” about Malcolm Brogdon and Caris LeVert.
The Pacers are one of many groups that’s reportedly desirous about buying and selling for Simmons (see Tweet beneath), based on Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, and his article can be read here.
On Thursday, Pompey reported extra on the potential for LeVert and Brogdon to Philadelphia in a commerce for Simmons and his Tweet may be seen beneath and article can be read here.
Within the article, Pompey studies that the 76ers do have curiosity in LeVert.
SNY’s Ian Begley reported on Tuesday that LeVert’s identify got here up within the two staff’s talks, and his article can be read here, and Tweet seen embedded beneath.
For my part, if the 76ers may land Brogdon or LeVert and one other participant from the Pacers, or Brogdon and LeVert then they’d nonetheless be a contender as quickly as this season.
From the studies by Pompey, Schultz and Begley its clear that the 76ers have curiosity in LeVert in the event that they have been to make a deal to ship Simmons to Indiana.
And there is good motive to be excessive on LeVert.
He is a 27 yr previous borderline All-Star capturing guard.
Final season, he performed for the Brooklyn Nets and the Pacers and in 47 video games he averaged 20.2 factors per recreation.
He is not a really environment friendly three-point shooter (32.6% final season), however he shot over 36% from the three-point vary throughout the 2019-20 season.
LeVert is simply now hitting his prime, and has the potential to be a participant who can common over 25 factors per recreation in a season.
He additionally has underrated play-making expertise (5.2 assists per recreation final season), so he can even play on ball like a combo guard.
The mix of him and Joel Embiid can be deadly.
LeVert might be a greater participant than Brogdon (and a tag youthful) however the 28 yr previous Brogdon had an impressive season final yr.
He averaged 21.2 factors per recreation, 5.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists per recreation.
He additionally shot 38.8% from the three-point vary, and is a profession 38.6% three-point shooter.
These form of numbers would match supremely nicely subsequent to the All-Star Embiid.
The 76ers want to have the ability to encompass their famous person with scorers and shooters.
Simmons is an elite play-maker, however he’s not the scorer as LeVert and shooter as Brogdon.
Whereas its unknown if the Pacers can be keen to half methods with one in every of these gamers (or each), its clear that the 76ers wouldn’t lose that a lot floor if they may pull the precise transfer off.
Simmons is a a lot better defender along with his elite dimension and athleticism than each Brogdon and LeVert, however so far as offense goes, Brogdon may match higher into the 76ers offense than Simmons ever did.
One factor can also be clear, there is no such thing as a staff in a greater place to make a commerce for Simmons than the Pacers.
And if a cope with this construction might be labored out, it might simply be a win for everybody.