5 Scorers the 76ers Should Trade for to Survive Joel Embiid’s Absence

The Philadelphia 76ers need to bring some offensive reinforcements in Joel Embiid's absence before it's too late.
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Bojan Bogdanovic

Another target that the Sixers could acquire without giving up significant assets is the Detroit Pistons forward Bojan Bogdanovic.

The 34-year-old combo forward is one of the most underrated scorers in the league, consistently averaging 20 points per game on decent efficiency even though he is playing on terrible offensive ecosystems like the Detroit Pistons. Since the Pistons aren't going anywhere anytime soon, they may want to get as much value as possible for the veteran ahead of the trade deadline.

Bogdanovic is a poor defender at this stage of his career but he has good size and strength. He is not going to be a total liability on that end. And on the offensive side of the ball, he will be a knock-down shooter who is a consistent 40% three-point shooter while providing secondary playmaking.

At his age, Bogdanovic likely only has another year or two left in the tank. But that is all the Sixers need anyway. Bring him in for a playoff run. If it works out, keep him for another season. If not, he will be on an expiring contract that can easily be moved again in the offseason.

The Sixers simply can't afford to punt on a postseason run in Joel Embiid's prime and Bogdanovic would certainly help with that.