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My Ben Simmons to Celtics trade


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Celtics

Celtics

+2 players ($66.0m),
Cap Impact + $11.5M
  • Ben Simmons
    Ben Simmons
    PG, 6' 11", 2.17 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $33.0M

    4yrs

    23
  • Pascal Siakam
    Pascal Siakam
    PF, 6' 9", 2.52 LEBRON
    Shot Creator

    $33.0M

    3yrs

    28

+6  Wins

-12.27  MPG

+4.18  Off.

+0.51  Def.

76ers

76ers

+2 players ($24.8m) +2 picks,
Cap Impact - $10.1M
  • Jaylen Brown
    Jaylen Brown
    SG, 6' 6", 0.23 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $24.8M

    3yrs

    2
  • Yuta Watanabe
    Yuta Watanabe
    SF, 6' 9", -0.6 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $1.7M

    1yr

    28
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    Least Favorable Protected
    28
  • draft-pick-player

    2024 - Round 1

    Least Favorable Protected
    28

-1  Wins

+48.93  MPG

-0.98  Off.

-1.56  Def.

Raptors

Raptors

+3 players ($27.0m) +5 picks,
Cap Impact - $3.1M
  • Grant Williams

    TO

    Grant Williams
    PF, 6' 6", -1.59 LEBRON
    Team Option, Stretch Big

    $2.6M

    2yrs

    2
  • Jaden Springer
    Jaden Springer
    SG, 6' 4"

    $2.0M

    4yrs

    23
  • Al Horford
    Al Horford
    C, 6' 9", 1.37 LEBRON
    Versatile Big

    $27.0M

    2yrs

    2
  • draft-pick-player

    2022 - Round 1

    2
  • draft-pick-player

    2022 - Round 1

    23
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 1

    More Favorable Protected
    23
  • draft-pick-player

    2024 - Round 1

    More Favorable Protected
    23
  • draft-pick-player

    2028 - Round 1

    23

-5  Wins

-22.35  MPG

-3.20  Off.

+1.05  Def.

WHY PHILA DO IT:

As of talent, aside from Simmons, they lose nothing: they don't give up Curry, not even Maxey or Thybulle, but they "pay" with picks (and a player who's a nobody for now). Honestly, the price is not that high for them: swaps will likely never happen and 2022 draft is in 7 months, they can afford losing a rookie right now. The real sacrifice is the 2028 pick, when you don't know what your team will look like. But for Jaylen Brown It's worth it IMO.

They DO NOT pay luxury anymore and won't pay it next year too if they want. Just in time for Embiid's supermax starting in 2023/24.

Starting 5: Maxey, Seth, Brown, Tobias, Embiid

Second Unit: Milton, Thybulle, Green/Korkmaz, Niang, Drummond

WHY RAPS DO IT:

For Siakam they get 3 firsts, 2 swaps even if they will likely not happen, a 2021 first (Springer) and Grant Williams, who started the season shooting 50-40-85. Horford is only half the money guaranteed next season + Dragic out, they have a lot of cap relief.

Core: Scottie, GTJ, OG, Precious, Williams, Springer, Banton, 2022 lottery pick + 2 more firsts.

WHY BOSTON DO IT:

Brown + Williams + 2022 pick = Simmons + Siakam

They take advantage of the situation and get 2 all stars at the price of 1. They accept to pay a lot of luxury for this reason, not every day you can do that.

Starting 5: Smart, J-Rich, Tatum, Siakam, Simmons. Not counting Schroeder long term because he will at least looking for full MLE next season and Celtics won't have it.

Siakam - Simmons, IMO, would be a terrific duo.


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