The Philadelphia 76ers very much have an uncertain future with the James Harden saga still hanging over their heads, and they’ll certainly have to make a decision one way or another when training camp opens, but there is a chance that the Sixers get to a point where they would make sense as a landing spot for Malcolm Brogdon. Let’s say Harden eventually gets to LA for the lowball package that the Clippers likely offered. That will leave the Sixers with a huge vacancy in the backcourt.
With not many in-season options, the Sixers would almost be forced to explore a trade for Brogdon if he were to find himself on the trade block. A Tyrese Maxey-Brogdon backcourt may not be ideal but it would be a lot better than what the Sixers are projected to have at the moment without Harden. While the Sixers would certainly be missing a playmaking option, Brogdon is better in the department of the game than he gets credit for – he averaged at least six assists per game during his last three seasons of being a full-time starter for the Pacers.
Philadelphia could have trouble getting to a deal that would make sense for them and the Celtics involving Brogdon, but if they can he absolutely makes sense as a bit of a stopgap for the Sixers this season.