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Harden heads to Philadelphia, Sixers ship Ben Simmons to Brooklyn Nets

Harden heads to Philadelphia, Sixers ship Ben Simmons to Brooklyn Nets

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  • 76ers
Feb 11
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

After days and days of drama, the Philadelphia 76ers decided to trade point guard Ben Simmons for the Brooklyn Nets’ shooting guard James Harden.

The trade is the conclusion of a long, windy drama between Simmons and the Sixers. Just less than two hours before the NBA trade deadline, the Sixers traded Simmons, shooting guard Seth Curry, center Andre Drummond and two first-round picks to the Nets in exchange for Harden, and power forward Paul Milsap.

The deal was considered a “blockbuster deal” between the two franchises.

Apparently, both Simmons and Harden have been asking for an exit from their teams. Harden had to wait out in fear of public backlash he may have encountered after asking to get out of his second team in two consecutive seasons.

Harden has not played for the Nets since a loss to the Sacramento Kings on February 2 that left hamstring tightness to limit his performance on the court. In 921 career games Harden has averaged 25.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 6.7 assists. Harden is a10-time All-star and the NBA’s MVP in 2017-2018.

Simmons on the other hand has not played the entire season due to his mental health and the ongoing drama he had with the Sixers. In 275 career games Ben Simmons has averaged 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 7.7 assists. Simmons is a three-time All-star and second to Utah Jazz’ center Rudy Gobert in last year’s Defensive Player of the Year race.

The trade, in its own way, might end up being a win-win trade for both franchises since both players are high-performing and high-caliber players.

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