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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!