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Report: Kings among the teams the 76ers are engaging in trade talks

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Aside from the Nets trading Thaddeus Young to the Pacers for the 20th pick, things have been quiet so far today.  The Philadelphia 76ers however are seemingly intent on getting another draft pick in the lottery and are using their many assets to try to do so.  According to the Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Kings are one such team.

Most reports seem to indicate that the players Philadelphia is dangling in trade offers are big men Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, as they seek help on the perimeter.  They'll be taking Ben Simmons with the #1 pick and desperately need help in their backcourt (Nik Stauskas isn't cutting it for them I guess).  Acquiring another high pick could help them.

The Kings interest in someone like Noel or Okafor might not be all that high given the fact that they already have DeMarcus Cousins and Willie Cauley-Stein.  Still, they should be listened to, as both Noel and Okafor are probably better actual players than whoever the Kings might grab with the 8th pick.

It doesn't seem like there's anything of traction between the two teams as of yet, but we'll see if anything concrete comes of this later.