Since the start of the 2018 NBA offseason, the Philadelphia 76ers have been looking for a superstar who can help them become more competitive in the upcoming 2018-19 NBA season. Their current roster, which is led by rising superstars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, undeniably has the capability to make a huge impact in the LeBron James-less Eastern Conference. However, most people still don't see the 76ers on the level of other Eastern Conference powerhouse teams like the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors.
Last season, the Celtics managed to eliminate the 76ers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, despite not having Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. With both superstars set to return 100 percent healthy, the Celtics are expected to be a more dangerous team next season. Meanwhile, the Raptors just got better when they traded a package centered on DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green.
If the 76ers want to have a higher chance of fully dominating the Eastern Conference, trading for another superstar is a must. According to Sean Highkin of Bleacher Report, the Sixers could target Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets.
"While patience was pivotal in getting the Sixers through the darkest parts of The Process, should last season's 52-win breakout propel them to accelerate their plans? It almost has to if they want to keep pace with the full-strength Boston Celtics and Kawhi Leonard-led Toronto Raptors. After striking out on big-ticket free agents this summer, Philly should look to the trade market for difference-makers. This swap might deliver two, albeit one who's entering the final year of his deal and another who's grossly overcompensated."