Report: 76ers interested in trading for Chris Paul


This NBA offseason is going to be fun for Sixers fans with Daryl Morey running the show now.

The latest rumor? The Sixers are interested in trading for Chris Paul, according to Brian Windhorst.

"Philadelphia has interest," Windhorst said of CP3 on his podcast. "I believe there's been some cursory conversation between Philadelphia and Oklahoma City, but I don't get the impression there's any traction there."

Back in late September, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor also linked CP3 to Philadelphia.

Paul, 35, makes over $40 million in each of the next two seasons, before becoming an unrestricted free-agent in 2022. Both Paul and Sixers' center Joel Embiid are represented by Leon Rose of Creative Artists Agency.

The tricky part for the Sixers is obviously salary cap. Philadelphia has all of its cap room tied up, with Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Al Horford all making over $27 million per season.

On top of that, the Sixers do not have many tradable assets. So if Paul is on their radar, it would be a complicated maneuver, unless Philadelphia was willing to give up, say, Simmons.