The Philadelphia 76ers booed center Joel Embiid during the 2019-2020 season. Embiid has been the face of the process for years, and while his production has dipped this season, disheartening the face of your franchise may not be the move.
If Embiid wants out, Golden State would give him the quintessential home. Already lacking backcourt depth, bringing in Embiid for Wiggins and a few picks may be a deal that best suits both sides as Ben Simmons could finally run the show in the City of Brotherly Love.
This season, Embiid, who will be part of the 22-team restart, is averaging 23.4 points and 11.8 boards, both down from a season ago. That might have been caused by the offseason addition of Al Horford, who signed a four-year, nine-figure contract.
Embiid has worked on his shot and can now shoot well from deep, drilling just about 35% of his three-point attempts last season. The 7-foot, 250-pound big man would be a solid addition and should thrive with the elite shooters around him.
While it’s unlikely he’s dealt, if things take a turn for the worst in Philly, it really wouldn’t be too shocking.