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NBA Draft 2016: Sixers Have Trade Talks with Celtics, Timberwolves and Kings

New possible destinations for Nerlens Noel and/or Jahlil Okafor?

The #WOJBOMBs are ramping up just a few hours before Adam Silver will call Ben Simmons' name, as The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the 76ers are talking Draft Day trades with the Celtics, Timberwolves and Kings:

Boston is an obvious trade partner, one who the Sixers have been linked to in the rumor mill for a while. Minnesota and Sacramento, however, are surprising partners, as they both have All-NBA caliber big man on their roster in Karl-Anthony Towns and DeMarcus Cousins, respectively.

Towns' basketball unicorn status could make him a possible fit next to either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor, as he could stretch the floor and also cover the paint to hide Okafor's defensive deficiencies or give Noel more room to work around the rim offensively. Perhaps Tom Thibodeau thinks he can fix Okafor on that side of the ball? The Kings have Boogie as their most prized asset. Would this be a superstar trade for Cousins? It seems doubtful with Joel Embiid's rehab progressing, but, hey, it's the Kings. Anything goes for Vivek Ranadive.

UPDATE 4:45 p.m. EST:


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