Could CJ McCollum be a missing championship piece for the Philadelphia 76ers?
Even though there doesn’t appear to be a robust trade market for Ben Simmons, or at least that’s what’s being reported, the overall belief is that the Philadelphia 76ers will eventually trade Ben Simmons.
One interesting scenario that has likely garnered perhaps too much attention is a CJ McCollum for Simmons swap. Swapping McCollum for Simmons would help solve the secondary scoring issues that the team has faced recently, but could leave a big hole in terms of a primary playmaker.
Either way, there is a path to believing that adding McCollum could help lead the Sixers to the NBA Finals, assuming that they can figure out a way to replace Simmons’ playmaking impact.