The 76ers have ended their epic three-year tank, and are hell-bent on making waves in the Eastern Conference as soon as next season.
The Vertical’s Shams Charania is reporting that the 76ers may have decided on which talented big man to keep — reportedly discussing a trade with the Atlanta Hawks, that would send point guard Jeff Teague to Philly, for Nerlens Noel.
Atlanta and Philadelphia are discussing a deal centered on a Jeff Teague and Nerlens Noel package, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 2, 2016
The trade makes sense for both clubs — with Dennis Schröder clearly ready to take the reigns at point guard — thus saving the Hawks a ton of money.
Noel — selected number six overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, has averaged 10.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, over two stellar campaigns that have shown him display elite defensive talents.
Teague would solve the 76ers issue at point guard — providing a veteran leader to lead a talented nucleus that will likely include potential top pick Ben Simmons, Jahlil Okafor, Dario Saric and hopefully Joel Embiid.