Philadelphia 76ers: 8 Reasons Why They Should Have Made a Trade at the Deadline

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Philadelphia 76ers: 8 Reasons Why They Should Have Made a Trade at the Deadline
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The trade deadline has finally passed and all of the trade rumors have finally ended. But, as usual, the Sixers just watched as other teams wheeled and dealed to improve their franchises.

Why can't the Sixers wheel and deal, too?

Doug Collins came out and said that he didn't want to break up this team because it is playing good right now, which is understandable. However, the 76ers could have at least made a small move.

They have been playing great lately and are currently a game behind the Knicks for the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Collins has done a great job turning the team around. Every player knows his role and they all execute at their best.

Now that they have turned around, why didn't they make a deal that would have made them even better?

It makes too much sense.

We witnessed the Rockets acquire Hasheem Thabeet and a draft pick for Shane Battier. Well, according to sources, the Rockets originally offered Battier to the Sixers for Marreese Speights and someone else.

In my opinion, Thabeet would be a nice fit to try out at center. So why didn't the Sixers accept that trade and then ship Battier out to Memphis for the same package?

Sixers fans, we should be general managers.

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