Feb 7, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) shoots under pressure from Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) during the third quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Lakers defeated the Sixers 112-98. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA rumors: Lakers, 76ers discussing trade involving Steve Nash


With the 2014 NBA Draft rapidly approaching, there are a handful of NBA rumors that are making the rounds.

The latest of the NBA rumors to surface involves the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers. The trade could be part of the Joel Embiid fallout from his foot surgery that will keep him out of action for the very early part of his NBA career.

According to Ryen Russillo of ESPN, the Lakers could be willing to send veteran guard Steve Nash and the No. 7 overall pick in the draft to Philadelphia.

In exchange, Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young could make the switch to Los Angeles.

If that scenario was to play out, the belief is that the 76ers would select Dante Exum with the No. 3 pick.

There is no guarantee that the scenario could play out exactly as planned, but it would be a win-win situation for both sides involved.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com leading up to and throughout the 2014 NBA Draft for the latest news and rumors from around the league.

Tags: Los Angeles Lakers NBA Draft Philadelphia 76ers Steve Nash

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  • Jorg

    That makes no sense for the sixers…nash is almost retiring and even if he playa he has a huge contract and MCW is awesome… No chance

    • Brent Green

      Your not thinking like a GM. If u like prospects this year more than MCW than why not?? To have the 3rd, 5th and 10th picks would mean we could get three starting pieces in the lottery. Say Exum, Embiid and Stauskas or McDermott. Along with 5 second round prospects means Nash is just thrown in as a salary dump and assistant coach to the young guys.

    • Dino Madness

      It makes sense just like the Danny Granger trade made sense. Nash will retire and negotiate a buy out just like Granger negotiated a buy out. So the Sixers will save money this year and get rid of the Thaddeus Young contract. The Joel Embiid injury has change the strategy for all the teams in the top 5 because who they were planning to get will no longer be there and will most likely be taken by the team ahead of them. So everyone in the top 5 is re-evaluating what they are going to do. Don’t worry unless it happens all this is a rumor nothing more but if this trade would happen it would not surprise me.

    • pkcup

      Maybe the Sixers have bigger plans. Everyone knows that they want Wiggins and according to most of the draft boards they were likely to get him at 3. But now with the Embiid injury, there’s almost no chance he’s available at 3. So maybe they want the extra pick to trade up with the Cavs. Sixers get Wiggins at 1, the Cavs get 3 & 10. At 7 they can get Smart. Plus Nash’s contract doesn’t impact them at all. They have a ton of space and lets be reasonable, no key impact free agents are signing her in Philly.

    • jamespat

      Mark this to rumor and I agree. Nash last year even said he wanted to stick around 2 years more collecting his huge checks even if he can’t play much. His body is done and so is he. If Philly does this they are insane.

  • Richard Truong

    If I were the Lakers, I’d do it in a heartbeat. Getting MCW and Thadeus Young.

  • Josh

    Sixer’s are better off just trying to find a trade partner that will take Thad and 2or3 second rounds picks for their first round pick. No point in the Sixer’s drafting 7 or 8 rookies.

  • Buddy guy

    There’s no way Philadelphia is this stupid! The ink wouldn’t even be dry! I would cash that check immediately

    • Ozzy Junior

      for sixer stupid trades see 1984 M Malone for injured jeff Ruland and #1 pick

  • borsalino12

    I have been talking about this trade scenario about a month ago. If it happens, the 76-ers will have the chance to draft Dante Exum with # 3 and with # 7 and # 10, they can pic Aaron Gordon and Dough McDermott.
    In the other hands, all the Lakers need to do is to get FA Lance Stephenson and Spencer Hawes.
    PG – Michael Carter Williams ( J.Farmar)
    SG – Lance Stephenson ( K.Bazemore )
    SF – Koby Bryant ( Nick Young )
    PF – Thaddeus Young ( Ryan Kelly )
    C – Spencer Hawes ( Jordan Hill )

    • DanFromMV

      I like MCW, but with the rest of that line-up they are out of the playoffs still. And that would mean re-signing the 5 backups (they are all FA). That would eat the entire cap space, and a mediocre at best team.

    • jamespat

      ridiculous. Exum has played one game in 14 months. He wont work out with NBA teams and his reputation was made in one Amateur event that he played well in.

      Aaron Gordon is really only 6 8″ and has literally NO offensive game. McDermott is as slow as molasses and cant’ beat anyone off the dribble.

      Even if it does go through; Williams, Stephenson, Bryant, Young and Hawes is a good lineup? lol The Lakers are dead; they have little talent; the rebuilding needs to start now.

  • Ozzy Junior

    sixers could put 7 guys on the floor and still lose…

  • wangkon936

    The Lakers should do this before the Sixers come to their senses. You would think that the Sixers would learn from the Bynum mess that the Lakers can rob the blind if give the chance.

  • hookedonnews

    Nash has said he’s not leaving LA. He would retire if they tried to trade him. Don’t see Mitch Kupchak doing that although anything is possible. I’d say there’s little chance of this happening.

    • MattSouthJersey .

      It’s really just the contract that they are trading. I don’t think anyone thinks or even wants Steve Nash to suit up in Philly.

      • hookedonnews

        Maybe, but this deal doesn’t seem great for Philly. I don’t know what kind of contracts Young & Carter-Williams have, so I can’t comment on the value of trading for a $9.7 million player that you just intend to waive. Not that high on these 2 guys myself although they may develop into great players. I have no idea what to expect next season from Nash, but this seems an ignominious way to end his career. I would be surprised to see Kupchak make this deal, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.

  • drew

    terrible trade, mcw + thad> nash 7th pick

  • 12danny

    He was rookie of the year and has a great future. This makes no sense.

    • LongTimeLakerFan

      It only makes sense if they think Exum is better. Like a lot better. If they see Exum as a game changing PG, then signing him makes MCW expendable, and trading him for another draft pick in a deep draft (Noah Vonleh? maybe Aaron Gordon?) isn’t completely out of the question. Of course they could just draft Vonleh or Gordon or Randle at the 3 pick and keep MCW. Or keep MCW and draft Exum anyway and have an excess of pgs like Minnesota often has.

      But OTOH, MCW still shows a lot of upside himself. Might be better off shopping Exum to the teams picking at 4, 5, 6, 7 and asking what they’d give in addition to their pick to bump up to the #3 pick.

  • Mark Pope

    This would be be a great trade for the Lakers as long as a good, qualified coach can be brought-in to bring order and a defensive philosophy (Lionel Hollins anyone???). Then, perhaps we can sign Kyle Lowry as PG or, Shaun Livingstone as a stop-gap until we can pry Kyrie Irving from Cleve. We may as well go this route cause’ we have no shot at trading for K-Love.

  • Forefather Entertainment

    This makes no sense only a Lakers fan would say this….bs….Thadeous
    Young is 26 years old and Carter Williams is a second year
    player…..The Sixers have two high picks….they don’t need the number
    7…

  • jamespat

    This draft is better but there STILL is no ultra superstar that is a can’t miss selection like in the olden days. The drafts are shells of once they were.

    Wiggins disappeared at times and Parker is probably the better player but he’s not exactly quick. I think all of the players have issues and there are no for sures anymore because so many come out when they are not ready.

  • Knowledged

    this article must have been written by a LA writer. They always make untenable stuff up to keep Laker fans reading their drivel. An old guy and a19 year old kid for the ROY and a nice player like Young. Could the 76ers be that dumb? Doubt it.