The Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid is unlikely to be traded to the New York Knicks. This is due to the fact that the Knicks’ are not offering the desired package to the Sixers in return. Here is the complete story!
Joel Embiid Trade Rumors: Knicks Reportedly Going All Out to Acquire Sixers Star
Joel Embiid is on the trading block, as per the trade rumors after James Harden trade request. The rumors suggest that Embiid could request a trade if the Sixers fall short of his expectations.
According to the NBA Insider, Ian Begley of SNY, Embiid is not being traded to the New York Knicks due to the low offering. The Knicks are offering a package that comprises RJ Barret, Julius Randle, Evan Fournier, and Mitchell Robinson, as reported by the NBA Insider Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Apart from the quality players, the Knicks are also offering some future draft picks to the Sixers.
Not doing a single thing today besides watching this clip of Joel Embiid & Tyrese Maxey’s two man game over & over & over pic.twitter.com/NS3Bl0tjc9
— Josh Reynolds (@JoshReynolds24) October 30, 2023
The Knicks are going all out to acquire Embiid from the Sixers, as per Pompey. The New York Knicks’ current president, Leon Rose, used to be Embiid’s agent at CAA. According to some NBA executives, especially Rose, Embiid could request a trade from his current organization sooner or later after Harden is traded.
Joel Embiid Wants James Harden to Stay, But Harden Wants Out of Sixers
Joel Embiid is one of the best big men in the NBA league. He signed a 4-year extension with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2021 for a whopping $210 million. The big man wants the Sixers’ star guard should stay in the organization to help them become the title contenders for the 2023-24 Season.
On the other hand, Harden wants to be traded to the Los Angeles Clippers as soon as possible. He never again in his life wanted to play for the Sixers, as per the sources.
The Sixers’ big man has a career average of 27.2 points, 3.4 assists, and 11.2 rebounds. Embiid has made a total of 5 All-NBA teams in his career. Furthermore, the veteran has been named MVP 2 times.
While some sources suggest Embiid could request a trade, other suggests he won’t request a trade until the Sixers’ are not performing well and Harden is traded.