Is a future Sixers front office exec already getting into the habit of leaking information to the public?
We would hope not. However, former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager and Sixers candidate, David Griffin, unleashed a bit of news on Friday.
Per Griffin in an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio, the Sixers are “very much looking to move up to get somebody they think will go in the top five.” Griffin did not name any specific prospect that the Sixers would be targeting with a potential trade.
The Sixers hold six picks in the 2018 NBA draft, including Nos. 10 and 26 in the first round. In addition to those selections, the team has plenty of other ammunition in the way of young players and cap space to make moves this summer.
Whether the Sixers are successful or not in pulling off a deal remains to be seen, but you can definitely expect them to be active in their pursuit of getting better.
“I think we need more,” head coach and interim GM Brett Brown said on Friday’s edition of The Mike Missanelli Show (see story). “I feel what people should most hear is that in the event that we do not get that, we’re going to be very aggressive, and people understand the cap space that we have. In the event that we are not successful this year achieving that, we can reload and do the same thing next year.
“We are completely exploring aggressively all options, and I think we just know we need a little bit more.”