Recently, the Sixers have been a part of a few trade rumors, the most prominent one being the possible Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins trade. The Sixers have been reportedly trying to enter the trade as a possible third team. There are no obvious reasons why the Sixers front office is seeking a trade at this time. However, there are a few reasons why the Sixers do not have to take part in a trade at this time; they need to let their current players develop, and they are in rebuilding mode.
They need to let their current players develop and not make a trade, because the Sixers have a very deep young team that has an unbelievable amount of potential. This was shown earlier this summer, when the Sixers were champions of the Orlando Summer League. Additionally, once our players have been developed, we will have the options of either keeping them on the team, or trade them away for more value than what we would have if they were to be traded today. As a result of the Sixers tanking, they should not be part of a trade, because being a part of a trade will help them in the short term but not in the long term, which is the exact opposite of what tanking is trying to achieve. Through tanking, the Sixers are trying to be bad now, but be a quality team in the future. Overall, the Sixers must let their current team get better and not be part of a trade.