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Players Flocking Home Might Aid 76ers

Dino Ciliberti

Thursday, July 17, 2014 • 1:27am

The King's return to his home court might bode well for the Philadelphia 76ers.

LeBron James is coming home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, becoming once again the toast of the town, one he ditched four years ago with championship dreams with the Miami Heat.

Now that James is back, Cleveland is a contender once again in the NBA while the Heat might just be cooling off in the division they play in with the Sixers.

One thing that has stood out so far about James is a possibility that could be very appealing to the Sixers.
Throughout the recent NBA Draft, the Sixers wanted Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins.
Well, when James came on board, he did not offer a ringing endorsement for Wiggins. In fact, Wiggins plays the same position as James, possibly making him expendable.

Could the Sixers swoop in and grab their guy?

Maybe a trade of Thaddeus Young, a veteran who would play his heart out for James, and a No. 1 pick next year?
Might that get it done?

Since the Sixers won't be suiting up Joel Embiid this year, Wiggins would be an invaluable addition to guard Michael Carter-Williams and center Nerlens Noel, who has been very impressive in summer league play so far.
The Sixers actually won the Orlando Summer League Championship and have looked very strong with some rookies and camp contenders strutting their stuff.

Wiggins and the Cavs beat the Sixers Monday night and Wiggins made a drive and dunk for the ages, just showing off some of that potential.

With the Phillies stumbling and James arriving, dreaming of some magic for our basketball team is something to get excited about.

Just imagine if the Sixers could find a way to land Wiggins.

With a health Embiid, a team sporting the big fella, Noel, MCW and Wiggins looks promising and so does the Sixers' playoff possibilities.

General Manager Sam Hinkie likes to roll the dice and make things happen.

Maybe, just maybe, he has some magic tricks up his sleeve.

Dino Ciliberti is a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan, journalist of 30 years and award-winning sports writer who lives in Upper Dublin Township in Montgomery County. With Philly Sports Chatter he shares his thoughts about the professional sports in the Greater Philadelphia region. 

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