This morning, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor published a story about the teams vying for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Among the tidbits he shared was this potentially noteworthy nugget about the Sixers:
“The Sixers, meanwhile, could make a big acquisition of their own. League sources say Philadelphia, which came up short in its bid for Harden, is still seeking major moves to increase its championship odds. The trade market still needs to take shape in the coming weeks, so realistic targets are unclear. But one name to monitor is Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry, a 34-year-old Philadelphia native in the final season of his contract. A veteran perimeter shot-creator is the only piece the Sixers truly lack, and there aren’t many other players on Lowry’s level who are even theoretically available.”
This comes on the heels of a similar sentiment recently shared by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
.@wojespn on NBA Countdown: “Daryl Morey has been active, he’s always looking for a big blockbuster deal...that may not be available for this trade deadline. Two areas the Sixers would like to improve: getting a 4/5 man who can shoot the ball, along with two-way players.”— Harrison Grimm (@Harrison_Grimm) February 20, 2021
What seems clear is that Sixers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey is certainly not content with the team’s current roster and standing in the conference. The Sixers are in first place in the East, yes, but the team is only 5-5 over its past 10 games and now holds just a half-game lead over the scorching hot Brooklyn Nets.
Morey seems eager to improve the Sixers’ championship odds in a meaningful way by adding a big piece to the team. The only question is whether or not such a player will be available before the NBA’s March 25 trade deadline.
As for Lowry, if you’d like to read up about his potential fit with the Sixers and what the price might be to bring him home to Philly, check this out.