There is no doubt that this is a trade situation that may benefit both teams and would almost certainly be the blockbuster move of the summer.
Here's why the Trail Blazers and 76ers can benefit from this.he The Portland Trail Blazers are at a crossroads, having to decide whether to develop around
Damian Lillard or trade the veteran point guard to begin a rebuilding phase. The "two timelines" strategy rarely works, as the Golden State Warriors demonstrated this season.
Trail Blazers GM Joe Cronin recently stated that the Trail Blazers may use the No. 3 pick to build a championship-caliber team around Damian Lillard.
There is no doubt that the only way for that to happen is for Lillard to sign a superstar who can help him shoulder the offensive load.
Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers is an excellent candidate for this role. There have been reports that James Harden would depart the Rockets,
and if Embiid understands that his co-star will go, it is simple to picture Embiid demanding a trade from the franchise.
The Trail Blazers may provide him with a competitive environment alongside another All-NBA player while also providing the 76ers with a solid value package.