Feb 10, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown calls out to the referee during the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 123-80. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Philadelphia 76ers trying to stockpile draft picks


The great thing about the Philadelphia 76ers is that they know who they are.

They’re not trying to spread false hope to their fan base. They’re not trying to make a worthless playoff run, especially in a bad Eastern Conference. They’re just bad. That’s who they are. That’s who they’ve become. At least for this season. They’re tanking.

And for a good cause. We all know that the 2014 NBA draft is going to be loaded. The Sixers know that and now, according to reports, they’re looking to acquire additional draft picks.

[Philadelphia Inquirer]

The franchise wants to gain future compensation in exchange for Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes, and Thaddeus Young, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. With the most cap space in the league and an open roster spot, the Sixers will consider acquiring an expiring contract from a team looking to dump a salary. But that most likely will also involve receiving a draft pick.

Not necessarily picks for this upcoming draft, but if they’re offered, even better.

 

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