NBA and Eastern Conference powerhouse the Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly in the market to add another superstar caliber to Joel Embiid and James Harden.
Former NBA player Andrew Bogut believes that the 76ers are looking to add Bradley Beal from the Washington Wizards to the roster and form a big three of Embiid, Harden and Beal. Speaking on his podcast Rogue Bogues by Andrew Bogut, the former Golden State Warriors player said:
“I’ve heard a pretty big rumor from some people that are pretty close to the situation in the NBA: Big three to Philly. Brad Beal is trying to get to Philadelphia in the offseason to team up with Harden and Embiid.”
Bogut continued by talking about how the Philadelphia 76ers planned on making room for Beal on their roster. Bogut continued:
“Philly’s desperate, obviously, to try to get off (Tobias) Harris, anyway. They have been for a while. And I think they’re even more desperate now to free up that cap space somehow. It will most likely have to be a sign-and-trade with Philly. But don’t be surprised if a big three forms in Philly. That’s the word on the street. “
How much will the Philadelphia 76ers improve with Beal?
Harden can play the role of being a quintessential point guard who can orchestrate the offense and not be worried about scoring while the scoring burden lies with Embiid and Beal. However, Beal has struggled in the past with ball-dominant point guards like Spencer Dinwiddie and John Wall.
The situation is tricky for the Philadelphia 76ers as Beal is a free agent in the summer and eligible for the super-max deal worth over $ 240 million for the next five years.
Sign-and-trade is something that will be a more optimal way to acquire Beal, but that would most definitely have to involve Tobias Harris. Given his form of lui over the last 18 months or so, the Wizards not being too keen on his acquisition of lui is very much a possibility. In all likelihood, either Tyrese Maxey or Matisse Thybulle will need to be moved to bring in Beal.
Q. Should the 76ers pursue Beal?
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