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Nets Add a Combo Guard and a 3-&-D Wing to go Back into Contention, Warriors get a Project in Simmons, Pacers get Rebuild Assets


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Warriors

Warriors

+1 player ($35.4m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact + $1.8M
  • Ben Simmons
    Ben Simmons
    PG, 6' 11", 2.17 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $35.4M

    3yrs

    3
  • draft-pick-player

    2027 - Round 1

    via PHI
    3

+1  Wins

+0.44  MPG

+0.76  Off.

+1.01  Def.

Pacers

Pacers

+3 players ($18.6m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact + $4.3M
  • Cam Thomas
    Cam Thomas
    SG, 6' 4", -2.42 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $2.1M

    3yrs

    3
  • Patty Mills

    PO

    Patty Mills
    PG, 6' 1", -1.06 LEBRON
    Player Option | Movement Shooter

    $6.1M

    1yr

    3
  • Joe Harris
    Joe Harris
    SG, 6' 6", -2.57 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $18.6M

    2yrs

    3
  • draft-pick-player

    2022 - Round 1

    via PHI
    #23
    3

-2  Wins

+43.23  MPG

-5.01  Off.

-3.18  Def.

Nets

Nets

+2 players ($56.2m),
Cap Impact - $6.1M
  • Malcolm Brogdon
    Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, 6' 5", 2.15 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $22.6M

    3yrs

    12
  • Andrew Wiggins
    Andrew Wiggins
    SF, 6' 7", 0.4 LEBRON
    Shot Creator

    $33.6M

    1yr

    10

+ 0  Wins

-43.67  MPG

+4.25  Off.

+2.17  Def.

The intrigue of this deal is that both Kyrie Irving and Malcolm Brogdon can play both positions in the backcourt. Given that Brogdon is a bigger guard, he can play the two spot primarily and provide an all-around complementary impact.

Joe Harris missed time this season but is one of the top shooters in the league. Brooklyn would also sacrifice depth with Patty Mills going to Indiana as well. Cam Thomas and the No. 23 overall pick would be headed to the Pacers, too.

It’s hard to believe we’ve reached a point where the Warriors would get the pick in this trade. They would. While Wiggins has morphed into a valuable 3-and-D wing who offers secondary shot creation, Simmons has mostly been on the sidelines for the better part of two seasons.

Still, if any coaching staff has the ingenuity to get around Simmons’ on-court limitations, it’s the Warriors. They may get crazy and put him at center. Who knows. They reinvented Wiggins: they could work the same magic on Simmons.


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