NBA Trades: The 76ers add much-needed reinforcements in this proposed deal with Blazers

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The Philadelphia 76ers and the Portland Trail Blazers are in very different places this season. The 76ers are in a battle for a top-four seed in a brutal Eastern Conference, a position that few expected them to be in last summer, though it is complicated by Joel Embiid's injury. Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers made a couple of blockbuster moves this past summer but not before re-signing Jerami Grant to a 5-year, $160 million deal.

They also received former Boston Celtic guard Malcolm Brogdon with the intention of trading him for more assets. Thus far, he has remained but both he and Grant appear to be highly sought after by other teams as the Blazers rebuild, given their value.

Grant is an efficient 20-point per game scorer who is also drilling more than 40% of his threes this season. On the other hand, Brogdon is a sharpshooting point guard who is also a skilled playmaker who minimizes mistakes.

With the Blazers likely to be sellers at the trade deadline and the Sixers probable buyers, they make sense as potential trade partners. With that in mind, let's take a look at a hypothetical trade between the Sixers and Blazers.