After another early playoff exit for the Philadelphia 76ers, it could be time for the team to start thinking about making some big changes. Clearly, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid don’t work well together. The former has serious issues with his game while the latter is consistently injured.
The 76ers may have to make a choice between which player they want to build around going forward. Common sense would suggest Embiid is the better bet. He finished second in MVP voting this season and is easily one of the best players in the NBA when healthy. However, that doesn’t mean that Philadelphia won’t consider trading the star big man. According to BetOnline.ag, the Los Angeles Lakers could be a team to watch in a possible Embiid trade as they have the fourth-best odds in the league to land him, via Ryan Ward.
Pairing Anthony Davis and Embiid together would give the Lakers the best frontcourt in the NBA. It’s something that could work considering Davis played well with DeMarcus Cousins during their time together in New Orleans.