1 Too little, 1 too much, 1 just right Clippers trade package for Joel Embiid

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LA trades the haul for Embiid

Since Joel Embiid won the league’s most valuable player award, the LA Clippers may have to meet a high asking price from the Philadelphia 76ers. While this may not be smart for now, Embiid is still relatively young with a very bright future. Regardless of what the package consists of, he will keep LA in title contention for many years to come.

Furthermore, it is almost guaranteed that the LA Clippers will have to include their star player, Paul George, in order to acquire Embiid. However, the Clippers must trade much more due to George’s injury history and age.

Along with George, LA will also be giving away Norman Powell and Nicolas Batum. This package also has Tyronn Lue and his squad receiving Tobias Harris, a former Clipper who contributed to putting the franchise on the map.

For the Clippers, this move has them landing arguably the best player in the world, along with an all-star talent who would dominate next to Kawhi Leonard. This trio alone has the Clippers resting at the top of the Western Conference.

On the flip side, the 76ers gain a generational talent in George and a supporting cast to keep the team in the mix for the first seed in the Eastern Conference. This trade also allows Philadelphia’s front office to move on from Harris’ hefty contract.

While this could be seen as an even trade, many Clipper fans may conclude that LA is losing with the amount of talent they are giving up. As a result, the front office may consider backing out or adjusting the package.