Brighter Outlook for the Nets: Philadelphia and Brooklyn just made one of the biggest trades in recent NBA history!

On Thursday, February 10, 2022, one of the biggest trades in recent NBA history was made. The Brooklyn Nets traded the perennial All NBA guard James Harden and Paul Millsap, the four-time NBA All Star power forward, to the Philadelphia 76ers. In exchange, they received the Australian American Ben Simmons, who is a point guard and power forward, along with famed point guard Seth Curry and powerful center, Andre Drummond, in addition to two first round picks. The teams agreed to the deal before Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. The Nets will also get the Sixers’ unprotected 2022 first-round pick and a protected 2027 first rounder.

The deal was officially announced on Thursday night.   The Nets General Manager Sean Marks made the following comments on the trade.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ben, Seth, Andre and their families to Brooklyn. The elite playmaking abilities of Ben Simmons, an All-NBA and All-Defensive player, combined with Seth’s proven consistency as one of the league’s best 3-point shooters and Andre’s position as one of the league’s top rebounders for the last decade, is a total advantage package. Together, these three will enhance our core by providing versatility and depth at both ends of the floor while better balancing our roster.”

“It was a difficult decision to trade James Harden, yet after recent discussions with him and his representatives, we felt that this move would be best for everyone involved. You see, it puts us in a better position to achieve our goals this season and in the years ahead. We appreciate everything that James has done for our organization both on and off the court and we wish him, Paul and DeAndre’ the very best moving forward.”

Last season, Philadelphia became interested in Harden when his former general manager, Daryl Morey, attempted to acquire him from their former employer, the Houston Rockets. Despite the initial failure, this time they finally managed to land him in this fortunate deal.

 

 

 

 

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