The Philadelphia Sixers’ center Joel Embiid will likely get traded to the Sacramento Kings this offseason. Requesting trades became a trend for the stars when the Blazers’ Damian Lillard requested a move to the Miami Heat on the first day of the transfer window. The Sixers’ veteran guard James Harden followed the trend and asked for a trade to the Clippers a week later. Now, since Harden’s trade is catching pace, there are speculations that the reigning MVP Embiid might request a move as well if Harden leaves.
The Kansas Jayhawks product played 66 games for the Sixers last season and averaged 33.1 points, 4.2 assists, and 10.2 rebounds per game while shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc. The Sixers are in chaos at the moment since they are likely to separate from both of their stars. The Kings seem interested in acquiring the star center; can they make it happen? Here is all the information you need about the trade between the Sacramento Kings and the Philadelphia Sixers involving Joel Embiid.
Joel Embiid might play for the Kings in the 2023-24 season
What would the Kings offer for Joel Embiid?
The Kings are expected to offer Domantas Sabonis, Keegan Murray, Trey Lyles, and one first-round pick each from the year 2026, 2028 and 2030 in exchange for the Sixers’ #21. The 29-year-old is in his prime, and every team would love to add him on their roster.
More notes from @wojespn:
— Terrance Mann has been “off the table” during trade talks so far.
— Philly Sixers Galaxy (@sixers_galaxy) October 12, 2023
Why would the Kings like to sign Joel Embiid?
The Kings made it to the playoffs last season after failing to achieve the feat for the past 16 seasons. They would not like to look back, their goal would be to carry the momentum and go further next season. Joel Embiid is a brilliant scorer and building their squad around him can give the Kings what they want.
Most FGM (Buckets) in 2022-23:
1st- Joel Embiid with 728.
But I thought he was just a free throw merchant? (He also missed 16 games too!) pic.twitter.com/4KRL1xCvp7
— Aidan LaPorta (@AidanLaPorta69) October 10, 2023
Why would the Sixers trade-off Joel Embiid?
The Sixers do not want to give up on their star center, and they are doing everything in their power to keep last season’s MVP. They are trying to convince James Harden, and at the same time, they are trying to sign his replacement so as to keep Embiid.
Will the Sixers be able to avoid the rebuild? How will the Kings perform in the 2023-24 season? We’ll keep you updated.