The mega deal is perfect! The Brooklyn Nets Trade James Harden for Ben Simmons to the Philadelphia 76ers. Reporting several media.
In addition to Simmons, the Sixers also send Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and two round-round picks to New York – and the First Rounder 2022 (unprotected) and the first round pick 2027 (top-8-protected). Brooklyn also has the choice to postpone the first round pick in the year 2023. In return, the Sixers also get Paul Millsap.
Thus, harden still gets his wish and meets in Philadelphia in President Daryl Morey. Both worked together for years at the Houston Rockets. Harden can get out of his contract this summer if he does not pull his option over $ 47.4 million. According to Shams Charania (the athletic), harden will do exactly this and thus remain at least 2023 in Philadelphia.
In contrast, Simmons still has a contract until 2025, for the next three years, the Australian still collects around $ 113 million. The Point Guard has not completed a single game for the Sixers this season because he did not feel able to stand in the field. Background, among other things, the events in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Atlanta, as Simmons in Game 7 refused an open dunk and then doubled by players Joel Embid and Coach Doc Rivers.
According to Chris Haynes von yahoo Sports, the Nets want to do nothing with Simmons and slowly bring the defense specialist to the team. Simmons should have already led talks with Nets-Superstar Kevin Durant and look forward to the new task. Ramona Shelburne (ESPN) also reports that Simmons will continue to work together with a psychologist. The Australian complained in recent months on mental problems, too was a reason for his “strike” at the Sixers.
Brooklyn Nets get Curry and Drummond
With Simmons, Seth Curry (Treaty by 2023, 8.3 million per year) and Backup Center Andre Drummond (minimum treaty until 2022) in Borough. The Nets send in turn the outgoing Treaty of Big Man Paul Millsap to Philadelphia, the former all-star was dissatisfied with his role in Brooklyn and had wanted a trade.
According to Wojnarowski, however, this does not have to have been the last Move of the Nets. GM Sean Marks should continue to feverishly work on another trade. This season, both teams will meet again on 10 March when the Nets are guests in Philadelphia.
The Sixers are currently in place five of the Eastern Conference, but believe whether the MVP-worthy season of Center Joel Embid, that they can play around the championship. The same applies to the Nets, which were considered the title before the playing time as the big favorite. After nine defeats in series, Brooklyn currently occupies only in Eight in the East, mainly because Durant is missing with an inner bandwidth for a month. Kyrie Irving can only be used in games outside of New York City due to its missing vaccine.
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The trade in the overview
|Nets received||Sixers get|
|Ben Simmons||James Harden|
|Seth Curry||Paul Millsap|
|First round pick 2022 or 2023||–|
|Expressed Pick 2027 (Top 8-protected)||–|