The Philadelphia Sixers trade for Lauri Markkanen of the Utah Jazz might get completed very soon. James Harden requested a move to the Los Angeles Clippers this summer. He was a part of the Philadelphia Sixers at the beginning of the season but did not make an appearance. The Sixers let him go to his preferred destination after tons of drama and discussions. But we saw some change of plans from them. It wasn’t an ideal Daryl Morey trade; he flipped his star point guard for a huge amount of assets rather than a star.
Anyways, the Philadelphia Sixers rumors about landing a star have started. They are likely to splash the capital they have received in exchange for Harden on a star player. Lauri Markkanen is being considered as one of the options to fill in for the eight-time NBA All-Star James Harden. The 26-year-old Finnish international is averaging 23.7 points per game this season. He has also managed to record 1.1 assists and 8.7 rebounds per game while shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc. Should the Philadelphia Sixers add him to their roster? Here is all the information you need about the Utah Jazz’s Lauri Markkanen trade to the Philadelphia Sixers.
What would the Philadelphia Sixers offer for Lauri Markkanen?
The Philadelphia Sixers are expected to offer Marcus Morris and one first-round pick each from the years 2028, 2029, and 2030 in exchange for the Utah Jazz’s #23. Will Daryl Morey succeed in his plans?
Interesting tidbit we just came across…
According to @JWeinbachNBA Lauri Markkanen could be a name to watch during the trade deadline 👀
“If Utah continues to trend downward, there’s a chance that the organization sells high on key veterans to prioritize the long-term future.… pic.twitter.com/zZTz7mjUmz
— Let’s Talk Knicks (LTK) (@LetsTalkKnicks_) November 30, 2023
Why would the Philadelphia Sixers like to sign Lauri Markkanen?
Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid are already doing great for the Philadelphia Sixers. If they manage to add Lauri Markkanen to the mix, who is a shot creator and a brilliant floor spacer, it would be very hard to guard them.
What would a trade offer have to include for the Jazz to move on from Lauri Markkanen? pic.twitter.com/HYf6cRcYdc
— Jazz Lead (@JazzLead) December 3, 2023
Why would the Utah Jazz trade-off Lauri Markkanen?
The Utah Jazz are 12th in the Western Conference with a 7-13 record. They are open to trading their star player since their poor performance might affect his value later. They should accept the best offer they get.
The Jazz are landing three draft picks here. Will any team match that offer? We’ll keep you updated.