By By Matt Haughton
So you’re saying there’s a chance?
The Sixers already have a budding young core, but the team is apparently on the mind of at least one NBA superstar. Per Chris Sheridan of Get More Sports, New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has the Sixers among a group of teams he is considering for the future.
“A source with intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the NBA told Get More Sports that Davis is considering five teams in the near and distant future: The Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers,” Sheridan said.
That’s an interesting group of teams, mainly because they’re primarily storied franchises with cache, cap space and rosters on the rise.
For Sixers fans, we can already see you salivating over a potential pairing of five-time All-Star Davis and Joel Embiid. Can you imagine those two dominating inside and out with Ben Simmons feeding them pinpoint passes all game long?
Don’t even get us started on the defensive end. Davis, a three-time All-Defensive team selection and three-time blocks leader, along with Embiid would smother opponents from the opening tip. But the Sixers’ best defensive performance would be keeping Davis away from those other teams, mainly the rival Celtics and...