LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 17: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers has words with Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics after a play during the second half at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 17, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ashley Landis - Pool/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia 76ers should trade Joel Embiid in the offseason, according to some Eastern Conference rivals.

Per an Eastern Conference coach and a general manager, the Sixers should part ways with Embiid and build the team around Ben Simmons.

Simmons and Embiid have failed to make the difference for the squad and lead the Sixers past the second round of the playoffs.

“I would trade Embiid. He’s older and has injury concerns. I think it’s easier to fill in around Simmons. Some teams still value a player like him.

You should try to get a young player with All-Star potential and a starter-level player,” one Eastern Conference general manager told Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.

“I think you trade Embiid and turn Simmons into someone like Giannis (Antetokounmpo) or Pascal (Siakam). Add shooting, find a cheap center but end the game with Horford at the five and Tobias at the four.

You can’t get off Tobias or Al anyway. The roster fit doesn’t work, and it didn’t work from the start of the season,” one rival Eastern Conference coach told Scotto.

Embiid appeared in 51 games during the 2019-20 regular season, averaging 23.0 points, 11.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists. The Sixers signed Embiid to a five-year, $147.7 million deal before the start of the 2017-18 season.