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Rumor: Sixers shopping number 2 pick

Per Chad Ford:

A number of teams have already looked into the availability of the Philadelphia 76ers' No. 2 pick in the June 24 draft.

The asking price? Several sources said they were told that the Sixers want their trade partner to take Elton Brand off their hands. Good luck with that. With Brand set to earn $51 million over the course of the next three years, he's virtually impossible to trade.

As much as teams like the Minnesota Timberwolves, for instance, love Evan Turner, I don't think they love him that much.


I think using the number 2 pick to trade Elton Brand is unwise. Brand has three years left. In two seasons he'll be an expiring contract, and easily tradable. The Sixers would essentially be giving up the best draft pick they've had since 1997 to gain two years of financial flexibility - in which they'd probably sign another bad contract.

Vote in the poll. If your answer is yes, post the rest of your asking price for the number two pick and Brand in the commments.

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