On May 26, Beijing time, Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Keith Pompey responded to the trade rumors about Joel Embiid in his readers' Q&A column, saying that the 76ers could not send Embiid away, and said that among several gossip managers, he thought Nick Nass was the best fit for the 76ers.
First in response to rumors about Embiid's trade, Pompey wrote: "(76ers) have no plans to trade Embiid at any point. So, yes, he is strictly not for sale. ”
Pompey further explained: "Those who think the 76ers should consider trading the current MVP are considering his injury history and his ability to break through the second round. But it's not that simple, Embiid is the face of the 76ers and the main reason they have won 154 games in the past three seasons. If the future Hall of Famer is traded, they are unlikely to receive even close to the same value. Sure, they can trade back some good puzzle pieces and multiple first-round picks, but any trade involving Embiid basically means believing in Process 2.0, and if we've learned anything from that experience, it's that everything is uncertain. ”
There are also fans asking, among the several gossip managers, who is the best candidate to replace Doug Rivers? Pompey believes former Raptors coach Nick Nas:
"All these coaches have good qualities to release Embiid. I think Williams is the best way to take responsibility, but of the candidates you mentioned, Nas is the best coach for Embiid. He will find a way to get Embiid to score points in his unconventional coaching style, and Nas can get the All-Star center more engaged and put him in the right position. ”
Pompey also mentioned in the article that the 76ers are more likely to send Tobias Harris than Embiid:
"That possibility (of trading Harris) has always been there, especially given that his contract is heading into its final season. However, I think the team will also want some extra bonuses (like a first-round pick) to eat Harris' salary from the 76ers... I'm not sure the 76ers will trade Harris this summer, especially given all the uncertainty about Harden. But if the 76ers really want to trade him, it's best to wait until the trade deadline before making a trade. At that point, they can acquire some additional assets to add thrust to the playoffs. ”