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Surprise Simmons Trade, LaMelo gets his running mate. Please comment your opinion


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Hornets

Hornets

+4 players ($50.8m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact + $6.7M
  • Ben Simmons
    Ben Simmons
    PG, 6' 11", 2.17 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $33.0M

    4yrs

    23
  • Maxi Kleber
    Maxi Kleber
    PF, 6' 10", -0.56 LEBRON
    Stretch Big

    $8.7M

    2yrs

    7
  • Mo Bamba
    Mo Bamba
    C, 0.18 LEBRON
    Stretch Big

    $7.5M

    2yrs

    22
  • Paul Reed
    Paul Reed
    PF, 6' 9", 0.58 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $1.5M

    2yrs

    23
  • draft-pick-player

    2027 - Round 2

    Least Favorable Protected
    22

+1  Wins

+0.89  MPG

+1.49  Off.

+2.58  Def.

Mavericks

Mavericks

+2 players ($0),
Cap Impact - $7.2M
  • Isaiah Joe
    Isaiah Joe
    SG, 6' 4", -0.79 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $1.5M

    2yrs

    23

+1  Wins

-17.48  MPG

+1.27  Off.

-1.50  Def.

Magic

Magic

+1 player ($0) +3 picks,
Cap Impact - $5.7M
  • Cody Martin
    Cody Martin
    SF, 6' 5", -0.9 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $1.7M

    1yr

    4
  • draft-pick-player

    2027 - Round 2

    More Favorable Protected
    4
  • draft-pick-player

    2022 - Round 2

    via TOR
    4
  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 2

    via BOS
    4

+ 0  Wins

+0.57  MPG

-0.46  Off.

-0.62  Def.

76ers

76ers

+2 players ($34.1m),
Cap Impact - $1.8M
  • P.J. Washington

    TO

    P.J. Washington
    PF, 6' 7", -0.47 LEBRON
    Team Option, Stretch Big

    $4.2M

    2yrs

    4
  • Gordon Hayward
    Gordon Hayward
    SF, 6' 7", -0.33 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $29.9M

    3yrs

    4

-2  Wins

+16.02  MPG

-2.30  Off.

-0.46  Def.

This trade is a 4 way trade where LaMelo gets his defensive star next to him, and a fast break duo that will be unstoppable.

Hornets trade: SF Gordon Hayward, PF P.J. Washington, C Mason Plumlee, SF Cody Martin, 3 2nds, and a more favorable 2nd round pick swap

Hornets recieve: PF/C Ben Simmons, PF/C Maxi Kleber, PF Paul Reed, and C Mo Bamba.

Hornets get a great duo in Simmons and LaMelo to dominate on the fast break and run wild. They add a stretch big in Maxi Kleber, so they can play Simmons without worrying about spacing with him and Plumlee. Reed is a good young prospect who could be a solid rotational piece someday. They also get a really intriguing young center in Mo Bamba who could be the perfect center next to Simmons if it works out.

Starting 5 of LaMelo / Rozier/ Bridges / Kleber / Simmons

Bench of Smith / Bouknight / McDaniels / Jones / Bamba

76ers trade: PG Ben Simmons, SG Isaiah Joe, PF Paul Reed

76ers receive: SF Gordon Hayward, PF P.J. Washington

76ers get the perfect pick and roll ball handler in Gordon Hayward. He can shoot, pass, defend, and finish all at a high level. They also get a sharpshooting big in P.J. Washington, who can replace George’s Niang, or replace Drummond if he struggles.

Starting 5: Curry / Green / Hayward / Harris / Embiid Bench of Maxey / Milton / Thybulle / Washington / Drummond

Mavericks trade: PF Maxi Kleber

Mavericks receive: C Mason Plumlee, SG Isaiah Joe

Mavericks open up the PF position for KP, and get a really solid pick and roll big. This allows porzingis to play his natural way as a wing creator, instead of being forced into being a center. Isaiah Joe also adds to their love of athletic wings who can shoot the ball.

Starting 5: Luka / Hardaway Jr. / Finney-Smith / Porzingis / Plumlee Bench of Brunson / Bullock / S. Brown / Powell / M. Brown

Magic Trade: C Mo Bamba

Magic Receive: SF Cody Martin, 2 2nds via Charlotte, more favorable 2nd round swap via Charlotte

The Magic seem to have given up on Bamba as a backup center, with the signing of Robin Lopez. They probably won’t re-sign Bamba, so they might as well get 3 2nds and a young defensive wing for him. This also clears out more minutes for Mo Wagner, if they want to play him, and Wendell Carter Jr. Can be the full time center.

Starting 5: Fultz / Suggs / F. Wagner / Isaac / Carter Jr. Bench of : Anthony / Hampton / Ross / Okeke / Lopez

Please comment your thoughts! First big trade for me in 3 months!


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