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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Bogdan Bogdanovic

Sixers fans have the 2021 playoff loss to the Atlanta Hawks etched in their memories when Bogdan Bogdanovic was lighting it up all series. Three years later, even after battling injuries, he is as good as ever.

In 48 games for the Hawks this season, Bogdanovic is averaging a career-high 17.1 points in only 28.7 minutes per game. He is the leading candidate to win the Sixth Man of the Year award.

Even though he is a key piece in the Hawks rotation, Atlanta is going in a different direction as they look to offload veterans and high salaries to rebuild for the future. They should presumably be willing to part ways with Bogdanovic for a package similar to a first-round pick plus Marcus Morris.

The 31-year-old shooting guard makes $18.7 million this year and is on a declining contract for two more seasons. His shooting ability and good positional size make him a good candidate to age relatively well.

Bogdanovic is the type of shooter you can run plays for coming off screens or trust with the ball to run pick-and-roll against weaker bench units. This would help take some of the load off Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris. That way the offense can survive and score at a reasonable level until Embiid comes back.

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