Could the Philadelphia 76ers find gold from the Wizards’ garage sale?

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Tomas Satoransky

In a lot of ways, Tomas Satoransky is the anti-Austin Rivers, and for that reason he’ll be a whole lot harder to acquire via trade.

A versatile combo guard in a forward’s body, think Landry Shamet meets Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Satoransky could be a pretty fantastic fit on the Philadelphia 76ers as a player capable of playing off the ball alongside Simmons, or running the show in a T.J. McConnell-style role.

This, however, is why the 76ers would likely have to move a lot more than a few second rounders to bring him into the fold, if he’s even on the block at all.

While Satoransky is still developing as an outside shooter, as he’s never averaged more than 10 points a game or two 3-pointers a game over his first 50 NBA games, he’s the 23rd best defensive shooting guard in the league according to ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus, ranking in one spot below Furkan Korkmaz.

For a team like the Sixers who are desperate for some defensive help, I think the team would take a chance on Sat’s development on the offensive side of the court in order to add his defense right now.

But how much would the Wizards want for Satoransky’s services? Probably more than Philly is willing to give up.

Unless the team is willing to accept a heavily protected first round pick, or even a ‘false’ first for Satoransky’s services, a viable trade simply doesn’t appear do-able.

Fit: Good

Verdict: Soft Pass