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Nets and 76ers Strike A Deal!

Jared Tofil | Sports Editor

The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers have reached a deal to send James Harden and Paul Millsap to the 76ers and Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, and two first-round picks to the Nets. This trade has ended teams worries of unhappy superstars who have been looking for trades for the longest. Philadelphia has been dealing with Ben Simmoms drama since the end of last year with a playoff loss to the Atlanta Hawks in the second round. Ben Simmons since then has been missing from team practices and games outside of a random practice during training camp before the season started. So the question is now can Simmons manage to get his head in the game and work with the Nets and Kevin Durant to make a playoff push. Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets and James Hardens relationship fell apart recently, and for the second time in two years, Harden has been traded. Last year Nets got ride of four first-round picks and three swaps, plus center Jarrett Allen and Caris LeVert. In conclusion, Joel Embiid will now have James Harden and Paul Millsap but will lose Seth Curry, who this year is averaging 15 points, four assists, and shooting 40% from three. This loss is significant for the team, so hopefully, the trade works out for Philadelphia, and Harden has a big impact on the team and young stars like Tyrese Maxey and Matisse Thybulle. For the Nets, on the other hand, the acquisition of Drummond adds size to the inside, something the team has struggled with due to an aging Blake Griffen, LaMarcus Aldrige, and James Johnson. With two first-round picks involved and some strong players, it seems that the Nets won this trade as the “big three” in Brooklyn only ever played 16 games together never really took off. This will allow a fresh start for the team who is still 4-1 favorites to win the championship while Philadelphia is at 7-1 odds.


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