This 76ers-Spurs Trade Sends Doug McDermott To Philadelphia

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Philadelphia 76ers general manager Daryl Morey is known for one thing: acquiring star NBA players at all costs.

Sometimes, that cost is depth. Many would argue that was the case with the 2021-22 Philadelphia 76ers. Nobody could deny the top-end talent on the squad.

James Harden may have lost a step, but he’s still a star contributor. Meanwhile, Joel Embiid spent the season with his name in every MVP discussion. Finally, Tyrese Maxey began to emerge as a future star as well.

That Big 3 ought to play for the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 2022-23, but they’ll need help. Realistically, Morey needs to spend the summer filling out this roster with sensible role players who complement those stars.

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Current San Antonio Spur Doug McDermott feels like a good start. He’s one of the most reliable floor-spacing wings in the NBA. The threat of his three-pointer will open up driving lanes for Harden and Maxey, and make it more difficult for defenses to double team Joel Embiid on the low block.

Here’s a trade that makes that vision a reality.