The Philadelphia 76ers are sitting at 5-6 to begin the season and it has been a bit up and down. Philadelphia has had flashes of playing excellent basketball, but they have also had some stretches where they have looked bad on both ends of the floor.
Of course, the Sixers not having Joel Embiid for four games makes life tough for them, but there are some who believe a trade must be made in order to help Philadelphia chase down their championship.
Bleacher Report put together a list of what every time would do if the trade deadline was looming and, for the Sixers, they believe they should be looking into trading Matisse Thybulle:
With news that James Harden is expected to miss the next month with a tendon strain in his right foot, the 76ers may be tempted to make a big move if the deadline were tomorrow.
Instead, Philly shouldn’t panic, as a core of Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris is good enough to carry the offensive load for a few weeks.
The focus should instead shift to Thybulle, the defensive ace who didn’t come to terms on a contract extension in the offseason and will be a free agent next summer. The 25-year-old is averaging a career-low 10.0 minutes a game, scoring just 1.4 points on 33.3 percent shooting.
With Thybulle no longer looking like a focal point in Philadelphia, the Sixers should at least take calls from teams who need perimeter defense, especially if they don’t want to pay him next offseason.
The idea of making trades this early in the season is a bit of an overreaction considering there are still 71 games of basketball left to be played. Of course, things can change at the actual deadline in February, but at the moment, the Sixers should be staying the course and continuing to grow as a team.
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Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire