By Tommy Matthews
The Sixers have had a hell of an offseason, adding PJ Tucker, Danuel House and De’Anthony Edwards.
Now, they should make a series bid to add Kevin Durant, says Jack McCaffery of delcotimes.com:
Kevin Durant has decided it’s the world’s fault that he couldn’t win with a dream-team setup in Brooklyn and has demanded either to be traded or that his coach and the general manager be fired.
With that, he went off to summer with James Harden, just a couple of BFFs working out and catching concerts.
That, then, would be opening for the Sixers’ end game, the final reasonable maneuver to justify the repugnant rebuilding process that did yield them Joel Embiid.
The exchange likely would cost the Sixers Tobias Harris, Tyrese Maxey and Matisse Thybulle, or just enough talent to make it seem like the Nets are receiving something for their trouble while ensuring the Knicks will continue to be the most popular team in New York.
And that will be it:
A last-gas-before-the-freeway chance to end the 0-since-1983 humbling.
As valuable as Maxey may prove to be, if he can be used to lure Durant, that is a worthwhile risk for a team that long ago squeezed itself out of any option to request patience from its fanbase.