As the ongoing battle between James Harden and Daryl Morey rages on, 76ers superstar Joel Embiid is quietly sitting back, watching it all unfold. In the aftermath of another brutal playoff defeat, Embiid, Harden, and the Sixers franchise are finding themselves at a major crossroads.

As it stands, Harden is dead-set on forcing his way out of Philly, but Morey's asking price (which has been described as unreasonable) has made the prospect of trading him close to impossible right now. As for Embiid, experts still agree that he's off the table, but it's nos secret that the New York Knicks have long coveted the two-way big man.

“Embiid has been mentioned for months around league circles as the Knicks’ ideal trade candidate," wrote Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. "Leon Rose, who served as Embiid’s agent before taking over New York’s front office, has accumulated a bevy of future draft picks — although some are protected and losing value — while demonstrating restraint in negotiations for stars lesser than the reigning MVP.”