In terms of who the Sixers are targeting, one player stands firmly above the rest: Damian Lillard.
It’s no surprise to receive another update that the Sixers are interested in Lillard, but it is noteworthy to hear from The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor that Philly has recently been one of “The most aggressive suitors” along with a handful of other teams:
Few team executives expect a Dame deal to happen this offseason. The Sixers would also be left in a position to contend with one of the top duos in the league in Lillard and Joel Embiid, adding more reason for Lillard to be interested in joining Philly. Unsurprisingly, as O’Connor noted in his piece, the Sixers are hoping to get in the running for Lillard rather than settling for McCollum.