The Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers, two of the storied franchises in NBA history, are both picking in the top 10. They are also both looking to potentially swing a deal out of their original draft positions. So, the idea that the two teams could come together on a deal doesn’t seem to be too far-fetched.
More Embiid fallout. Lakers could move Nash and #7 to Philly for MCW and T Young. 76ers would take Exum at #3.
— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) June 20, 2014
Why the Sixers would give up two “proven” lottery picks for a point guard that’s likely to retire if traded and the No. 7 overall pick is a question for another time. Acquiring the seventh pick would give Philadelphia three selections in the top 10 of the draft next week.
It is also an indication that Philadelphia is willing to part with both Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young in a potential deal. The issues with this specific deal is that you would think it could get more in return.
As for the Lakers, Carter-Williams and Young would give them two solid building blocks for the future and more proven commodities to help recruit potential free agents to Southern California.