Grade the Trade: Blazers dump gobs of salary in 3-team proposal with Warriors, 76ers

Here Golden State, just take these guys.
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (left); Malcolm Brogdon, Portland Trail Blazers
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (left); Malcolm Brogdon, Portland Trail Blazers / Thearon W. Henderson/GettyImages
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The Portland Trail Blazers never had a shot to make the NBA playoffs this season. The Golden State Warriors did but never had a realistic chance at getting anywhere. The Philadelphia 76ers are down 2-0 in their first-round series against the New York Knicks and are playing with a hobbled Joel Embiid.

The offseason has kicked into full gear for two of those teams and the engine is about to turn over on the Sixers' summer plans.

All three of these franchises need a shake-up: The Blazers need to clear roster spots and cap space before making moves for the 2024 NBA Draft; Golden State needs to figure out how (or if) to make one last push with the Stephen Curry-Klay Thompson-Draymond Green Core; Philly will have a bunch of cap room and two stars in Embiid and Tyrese Maxey.

So what if all three of them grabbed dinner and banged out a trade that made sense for everyone?

Proposed 3-team deal sends Wiggins to 76ers, Brogdon to Warriors, cap space to Trail Blazers

Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report floated out an idea that could potentially solve some issues for all three teams.

Philadelphia gets a role-playing wing who may be better in a new situation, the Warriors get a significant boost to their bench with a guard and a big, and Portland unloads two unnecessary contracts.

Here's the complete trade proposal.