There’s not too many players around the league with greater trade value than Embiid, even if he’s now 29 and has a history of injury issues. It would take a lot for the Warriors just to get in the conversation, but here is how Bleacher Report sees a potential offer.
As part of the deal, Golden State are moving arguably their second-best player in Andrew Wiggins, another crucial championship piece in Chris Paul, and their most talented young asset in Jonathan Kuminga.
While that’s a lot, we’re also talking about one of the top handful of players in the league. Embiid has led the league in scoring in each of the past two seasons, proving an unstoppable low post presence who can step out and shoot effectively from beyond the arc.
The seven-footer put up 30.6 points per game in 2021-22, shooting 49.8% from the floor, 37.1% from three-point range and 81.4% from the free-throw line where he averaged a staggering 11.8 attempts per game. Somehow he managed to better that last season, averaging 33.1 points on 55/33/86 shooting splits.
Not content with being an all-time great offensive force, Embiid is one of the best interior defenders in the league. He’s capable of disrupting and emphatically turning away shots at the rim, having averaged 1.7 blocks per game last season. He’s also averaged over ten rebounds in all but his first season in the league, completing the package of a player that was deemed MVP-worthy this year.
Along with getting back one of the best players in the league, P.J Tucker is thrown in as a 38-year-old veteran forward capable of providing further defensive presence to the combination of Embiid and Draymond Green.
So, do the 76ers even pick up the phone when it comes to this sort of offer?