The Philadelphia 76ers are open for business.
The Sixers are shopping Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor to “at least 15 teams” to see where they can get the best deal, a source told Philly.com’s Keith Pompey.
Both Noel and Okafor have been subjects of trade speculation of late, with a report Thursday saying Philadelphia was in talks with Atlanta about a deal involving Noel and Hawks point guard Jeff Teague.
Pompey also reported Thursday, citing a source, that Sixers shooting guard Nik Stauskas and/or small forward Robert Covington could be included in the deal for Teague. But while there might be some legs to the Noel-Teague rumor, his report about shopping Noel and Okafor to “at least 15 teams” suggests that some other team still could swoop in with a better offer.
The Sixers have a surplus of big men in Noel (6-foot-11), Okafor (6-foot-11) and Joel Embiid (7-foot), who was selected third overall in 2014 but missed his first two NBA seasons with a pair of foot surgeries. It makes sense they’re exploring the trade market in addition to preparing to make the top overall selection in this month’s NBA draft.
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