Rumor: 76ers looking to add Tobias Harris to potential Ben Simmons trade
More news coming from the Ben Simmons trade front courtesy of known rat Brian Windhorst.
Great question, Kyle Kuzma, I’ll try to answer that below. As for the Sixers, they are still looking to get an All-Star in return for Ben Simmons. That should come as no surprise and has been pretty consistent since the start of this mess.
Windhorst is reporting the Philadelphia 76ers have started to attach Tobias Harris to their trade discussions involving Ben Simmons. Harris, as we all know, signed a five-year $180 million deal with The Sixers at the start of the 2019 offseason.
With that, the Atlanta Hawks have again been brought up as a potential suitor.
I said yesterday I didn’t think that the Hawks would be a good trade fit for the Philadelphia 76ers. Maybe I’m just biter about last year’s playoffs?
However, think about the following trade proposal:
- Simmons ($31.5 million)
- Harris ($36 million)
- John Collins ($23 million)
- Danilo Gallinari ($20 million / expiring)
- Bogdan Bogdanović ($18 million)
- Cam Reddish ($4 million)
The Atlanta Hawks are currently 17-22 on the season and sitting in 12th place in the Eastern Conference standings. They are 3-7 over their last 10 games and have lost two straight. The Hawks continue to struggle defensively and John Collins is growing increasingly frustrated with his role in Atlanta.
That trade will obviously bolster the 76ers’ roster and provide an insane amount of depth to their rotations. Meanwhile, the Hawks get much-needed help defensively, an elite facilitator to pair with Trae Young, and another scoring option in Harris.
Gallinari would arrive to Philly on an expiring contract and the 76ers would be able to clear more cap space after this season and potentially go after an All-Star free agent such as James Harden.
All of the sudden, a trade with the Hawks doesn’t seem like the worst thing in the world anymore and would give Embiid some much-needed help this season.
Mandatory Credit: CBS
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