Take this for what it's worth, but sources are contemplating that the Sixers could be one of the interested parties in Bulls point guard (and former MVP) Derrick Rose. ChicagoNow.com and other websitessuggestthat Chicago is looking to trade Rose at all costs, as the team turns its attention to rebuilding their next contending team.
The Sixers are packed with young big men, with Joel Embiid expected to return after a two-year injury absence and join Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor.
If they draft 6-foot-10 Ben Simmons at No. 1 overall, as they expected to — and get another 6-foot-10 youngster, Dario Saric from Europe — they will be a pretty big and inexperienced squad.
Rose, who would have to pick up and leave his hometown of Chicago, would be a veteran presence and a point guard — two things the Sixers haven't had for quite some time.
Is one of the Sixers' big men on the block?
Colangelo told Bleacher Report Radio last week that "everybody is thinking about winning as opposed to prolonging the rebuilding process."
The implication is that the Sixers would move a big man to better the team right now. That includes a possible trade involving future or current draft picks. They have over $60 million in cap space and also the 24th and 26th picks in the draft.
The Bulls pick 14th in the NBA draft, which takes place at the end of June.
Most of the buzz between the Sixers and a possible trade has swirled around Jahlil Okafor and the Lakers and Celtics. Whether Noel is also being considered, or if Rose is actually on Philly's radar, is yet unconfirmed.