The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers have agreed on a blockbuster deal, where James Harden and Ben Simmons trade the teams.
Much had been speculated in front of the NBA Trade Deadline over a change from James Harden and Ben Simmons - now both stars are involved according to matching media reports in one and the same trade. Harden therges together with Paul Millsap from the Brooklyn Nets to the Philadelphia 76ers, which in return Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and an unprotected round-round pick 2022 and an estimated first-round pick 2027.
For harden, it is the second major trade within a year after being changed from the Houston Rockets to Brooklyn in January 2021. But the Guard did not seem to have become happy when he has rumored rumors in recent days, it is supposed to express his trade desire - like the Rockets. In Philadelphia, harden will work with Daryl Morey again: The President of Ben Operations of the Sixers had worked in Houston for more years.
The Nets are meanwhile hoping, with Ben Simmons a more appropriate player to add their Star Duo Kevin Durant (but currently injured) and Kyrie Irving (which is currently not up to home games). The versatile five-position players is after disagreements with the Sixers this season but still incurred in no single game.
Meanwhile, the Nets with Seth Curry receive an excellent triangular shooter (43.7% 3fg on his career), which the Sixers could still miss. In addition, it remains to be seen how Tyrese Maxey will evolve in addition to harden and its ball dominance.
In Philadelphia, harden will now play with another star: Center Joel Embid. The Trio Harden, Durant, Irving, in Brooklyn, finally denied only 16 games in a year.