Ranking the Sixers' top offseason targets fit from pipedream to probable

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3) Brandon Ingram

This summer, there could be several intriguing trade options, including New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram. The Pelicans aren't expected to offer him a contract extension and will also certainly try to trade him this summer ahead of the last year of his contract.

That gives teams in need of scoring on the perimeter a chance to try and acquire one of the better offensive wings in the NBA. Over the last five seasons, Ingram has averaged at least 20 points per game with solid shooting numbers across the board, making him an attractive option for teams including the Sixers.

While he would not be their first option, he would be a strong second- or third-offseason option for Philadelphia as they look to add a third star to their roster. With a $36 million salary, he is cheaper than some of the other potential options for the 76ers and younger too, with Ingram being only 26 1/2 years old.

They could offer the Pelicans two firsts and a massive trade exception, all of which they can use in another deal this summer to build around Zion Williamson while the Sixers add to their core. In fact, if the Sixers were to trade for Ingram, they would also have his bird rights or they could offer him an extension, helping to ensure that he'd stick around for longer than next season.