NBA trade rumors have focused on the Philadelphia 76ers all summer. The latest buzz has them discussing a potential deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, who like the Sixers are looking to build from the ground up after a poor 2015-16 season.
According to the Gospel Herald, the Lakers and Sixers are working on a deal that would send center Nerlens Noel to Los Angeles in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Brandon Ingram. It has been widely reported that Philadelphia is trying to trade one of its big men (Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid, or Noel) for a wing player, as the 76ers have a serious roster imbalance. The Sixers are coming off a disastrous 10-72 regular season, but they arguably have more talent at the center position than any team in the league. They are weak almost everywhere else, so they are pushing to make a deal this offseason.