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Philadelphia 76ers May Not Make Deals Before NBA Trade Deadline

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The 2015-16 NBA season is officially beyond the halfway point with a lot of teams around the league focusing on bolstering their rosters heading toward the NBA trade deadline. All 30 teams in the NBA have until Feb. 18 to trades to improve their teams with the postseason only a few months away.

One team that is always active heading toward the trade deadline in the NBA is the Philadelphia 76ers. The struggling NBA franchise hasn’t been able to right the ship over the last few years despite having some high draft picks like Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor.

Although Philadelphia is traditionally as active any team in the league leading up to the trade deadline, this year appears to be different, according to 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie via Keith Pompey of Philly.com:

“We will continue to look for opportunities if there are things that we can do to add players for now and the future,” general manager Sam Hinkie said Monday. “We will look, but I’m not sure it will happen.”

At this point in the season, the 76ers own the worst record in the NBA. Okafor and company are sporting a 5-38 record and appear to be headed toward the NBA Draft Lottery once again. Although the 76ers have found a potential franchise player in Okafor, the team continues to struggle regarding turning things around.

With only a five wins on the season, the team can only look to improve with the trade deadline looming. The real question is whether the team is willing to part ways with their most attractive assets in Okafor and Noel.

If Okafor and or Noel are available, teams will almost certainly come calling. Philadelphia always seems willing to make moves, so sending their two best players elsewhere may not be out of the question.

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