Sixers eyeing “major moves” ahead of trade deadline

Raptors Kyle Lowry (via USA Today Sports Images).

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The Sixers are having a great start to the season (road losses like their recent trip to Tampa Bay notwithstanding). Doc Rivers is in position to win the Coach of the Year award. Joel Embiid has his eyes on both the MVP award and Defensive Player of the Year award and the team has a real shot to bring a championship to South Philadelphia (+1200 on PointsBet).

Yet, just being in range to win a title is not enough and the team has eyes on making a “major move” to increase its championships odds, per Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer. Potential trade targets are unclear, though O’Connor lists Kyle Lowry as a name to watch.

Philadelphia’s biggest need is a veteran perimeter shot-creator and looking around the league, there aren’t many players who fit the bill as well as Lowry. Prying Lowry from Toronto/Tampa Bay looks feasible, given that he is in the final year of his contract, though the price tag is uncertain, especially with the Raptors roaring up the standings.

The Sixers aren’t the only East contender eyeing upgrades. The Nets and Bucks are also pursuing veterans via trades.

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