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

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NBA Trades: Would the Sixers agree to the deal?

Although the Sixers have exceeded expectations this season, they have lost four of their last five games and have lost Embiid with a knee injury. The Sixers have also slipped in the standings, going from having the best record in the East to the 5th best record in the conference. Were that to hold, they wouldn't have home court advantage in the first round of the NBA playoffs, and it would make their path to the Eastern Conference Finals that much tougher.

Therefore, it seems more likely than not that a trade will happen before the deadline and one involving the Blazers could be just what they're looking for. Getting above-average starters for the cost of two first-round picks and expiring contracts is a bargain for any team. Especially the Sixers, who could dramatically upgrade their roster around their two best players and boost their chances.

As a result, the Sixers would probably agree to the proposed deal with the Sixers involving Grant and Brogdon. However, would the Blazers? Next, we will take a look and see if the Blazers will say yes to the hypothetical trade.