Joel Embiid Could Form 'Scary Superteam' With Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson & Draymond Green Next Season

Joel Embiid dunks the ball
Gettyimages | Tim Nwachukwu

Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers are currently focused on dominating the Eastern Conference and winning the title in the 2020-21 NBA season. After finishing at the No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference, the Sixers are hoping to replicate their regular-season success in the 2021 Playoffs. As of now, they are heavily favored to defeat the Washington Wizards in the first round. However, their road to the NBA Finals won't be easy, especially with the emergence of powerhouse teams like the Milwaukee Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets.

The outcome of the 2020-21 NBA season would be vital for the Sixers as it could determine the future of their young superstar duo of Embiid and Ben Simmons this summer.

Sixers Could Finally Break Up Young Superstar Duo If They Fail To Win NBA Title

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons celebrating team's victory
Gettyimages | Elsa

Since the 2020 offseason, the Sixers have been telling everyone in the league that they have no intention of breaking up their young superstar duo of Embiid and Simmons. However, if the outcome of the season sees them come up short, Eddie Bitar of Fadeaway World believes that the Sixers could finally change their mind about keeping both Embiid and Simmons on their team.

"Philadelphia cannot keep trying the same experiment with the same results, because eventually, it will lead to never-ending madness. Rather, Philadelphia might cash in on their most valuable asset in Joel Embiid."

Proposed Joel Embiid-To-Warriors Blockbuster

Joel Embiid complaining to the ref's call
Gettyimages | Tim Nwachukwu

If he becomes available on the trading block, several teams that are in dire need of a frontcourt boost and additional star power are expected to express strong interest in adding Embiid to their roster. According to Bitar, among the teams that may consider going all-in to acquire Embiid in the 2021 offseason is the Golden State Warriors.

To acquire Embiid this summer, Bitar suggested that the Warriors could offer the Sixers a trade package that includes James Wiseman, Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, Eric Paschall, the Minnesota Timberwolves' 2021 first-round pick, Golden State's 2021 first-round pick, a future first-rounder, and a future second-rounder.

Joel Embiid Boosts Warriors' Championship Odds

Embiid would undeniably be a dream addition to the Warriors. His arrival in Golden State would help them improve their offensive and defensive efficiencies that rank 19th and 5th in the league, respectively, per ESPN. If he familiarizes himself with Coach Steve Kerr's system, Bitar believes that Embiid could form a "scary superteam" with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green next season.

"Embiid with the Warriors creates a scary superteam. They can push the pace with Steph and Klay or dump it to Embiid down low. Embiid also shot 37.7% from three this season, meaning he can fit seamlessly into the Warriors' offense."

Why The Sixers Would Make The Trade

If the proposed blockbuster trade becomes a reality this summer, it wouldn't only be beneficial for the Warriors but also for the Sixers. By sending Embiid to Golden State, the Sixers would receive an immediate replacement for him at the starting center position in Wiseman, a former No. 1 overall pick in Wiggins, two quality role players in Poole and Paschall, and four future draft picks.

The Timberwolves and the Warriors' picks in the 2021 NBA Draft would also be very useful. The Sixers could use both picks to add more talented prospects to their roster or as trade chips to acquire a quality player that complements Simmons.