5 trades Sixers can do to move Danny Green, No. 23, choose now to help

5 trades Sixers can do to move Danny Green, No. 23, choose now to help

The Philadelphia 76ers are in the process of positioning themselves to make off-season moves to put the right pieces around Joel Embiid and James Harden to make them legitimate contenders in the Eastern Conference.

To free up enough cap space to make the moves they want to make β€” see PJ Tucker β€” they’ll need to make a trade leading up to Thursday’s NBA draft starting at 8 p.m. EST.

The Sixers are known to be aggressive shopping veteran Danny Green, as well as the number 23 pick they own in Thursday’s draft. They haven’t made a deal yet but with the help of cap specialist Yossi GozlanSixers Wire has devised five trades to move Green and Choice to find immediate help for the Sixers.

Note: For any of the following trades to work, all players listed with non-guaranteed salaries, such as Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Isaiah Joe, must have their salaries guaranteed for these deals to work.

Green, No. 23, Furkan Korkmaz to Rockets for Eric Gordon

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Gordon would be a useful addition to the Sixers and they are reportedly interested in him. He knows how to play with Harden from their time together in Houston and he shot 41.2% from deep in a bit of a resurgence in the 2021-22 season. He has been in the league for 14 seasons, is in a relationship with Daryl Morey and this deal works for both teams as the Rockets now want to get rid of Gordon. Green is likely to be waived as Korkmaz gets a fresh start in a situation less pressured in Houston.

Green, No. 23 for Magic for Terrence Ross

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Ross is a career scorer of 11.2 points per game and as a 10-year veteran he understands what it takes to be successful in this league, and he would be better served on a team in Philadelphia than in Orlando. He saved the Magic in many games as they made it to the playoffs in both 2019 and 2020 as he has microwave power off the couch. The No. 23 pick helps the Magic get one more young player for their rebuild.

Green, #23 pick, Joe to Timberwolves for Malik Beasley

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The problem with Beasley on the pitch is his defense as he’s not great on that side of the floor but what he can do is give the team some offensive power. He averaged 12.1 points and shot 37.7% in the 2021-22 season when he helped the Timberwolves make the playoffs. The Sixers are hungry for depth in the wing spots for their banking unit and Beasley would help meet those needs. Joe would get a fresh start in Minnesota and develop with less pressure than in Philadelphia.

Green, No. 23 for Trail Blazers for Josh Hart

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Hart, a product of Villanova, would be a nice addition to this team’s bench. He provides depth to the wings, something this team desperately needs and he is a legitimate two-way player. He shot 37.3% with the Trail Blazers after the trade and he can play for others as well. He averaged 14.9 points and 4.1 assists in the 2021-2022 season with both the Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans. Portland has his eyes on OG Anunoby after acquiring Jerami Grant so Hart could be available for the right deal.

Green, Rui Hachimura, No. 23 for Pacers, Malcolm Brogdon for Wizards, Kentavious Caldwell Pope for Sixers

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Seizing Caldwell-Pope would be a best-case scenario in a deal for Green. He won a ring with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020 and then averaged 13.2 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 39% from deep for the Wizards in the 2021-22 season. His ability as a two way player makes him a starter on the Sixers and playing alongside Harden would do wonders for his 3 point percentage as it would for Tobias Harris.

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