Philadelphia 76ers hunt for draft picks in trade talks

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You can definitely expect the Philadelphia 76ers to be busy come trade deadline day. The franchise is shopping around to try and bring in more draft picks before February 20th, according to the Philadelphia Enquirer.

Evan Turner is a player many predict to end up elsewhere by the end of the week, and it's not out of the realms of possibility that Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes could join him on the trade pile out of town.

"With the most cap space in the league and an open roster spot, the Sixers will consider acquiring an expiring contract from a team looking to dump a salary. But that most likely will also involve receiving a draft pick," Keith Pompey said. 

"As a result, the 76ers are believed to be the most active team in trade talks leading up to the deadline. The Sixers have had discussions with all 29 other NBA franchises," he added.

The Sixers have around $11 million left of the salary cap to play with, which means they could complete an unbalanced deal by taking on the extra salary a player would bring. 

Philly have been terrible this season on their way to a 15-39 record. Michael Carter-Williams, the rookie, has been the only bright spark on the side and is not going anywhere, but for some reason there is interest in other members of the side from competing franchises around the league. 

We'll get more about this story the closer we get to the deadline, so stay tuned. 


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