ESPN's Chad Ford reports the Sixers are still trying to move up to No. 1 overall. The Sixers, along with the Magic and Jazz, all made "intriguing offers" to the Cavaliers for the top pick. Ford writes, "The Cavs could theoretically get either of Thaddeus Young, Arron Afflalo or Derrick Favors and still have a top-5 pick in the draft. It would make it much easier to draft Embiid if you knew you got additional value in the form of a veteran who can help now."
It's a bit uncharacteristic but the Sixers seem to be enamored with Andrew Wiggins and they aren't hiding it. Could it be a smoke screen? Sure. But what Wiggins brings to the table is something the Sixers don't already have (which, generally, cannot be said for Dante Exum) so his fit makes sense.
What makes even more sense is moving Thaddeus Young. Young can play and he is still a young (no pun intended) piece to build a future with - he turned 26 on Saturday. He's coming off a career-year averaging 17.9 points per game on a team that struggled mightily at times to score. Young is an attractive piece for other teams but is also an attractive piece for the Sixers to move as he is due $9.4 million next year with a $9.9 early-termination option for 2015-16.
Moving Thaddeus Young and the No. 3 pick for the top overall pick must be an attractive offer for Cleveland and Thursday looms.
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