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Who won the Ben Simmons/James Harden trade??

Who won the Ben Simmons/James Harden trade??
you are not dreaming it actually happened ben

simmons

was

trade

d to the nets for

james

harden

the sixers also had to include seth curry andre drummond and two first-round picks and philly got paul millsap now that will hurt the sixers but this is huge for both teams philly gets the best teammate joel embiid has ever had he's playing like an mvp and adding

harden

makes them a championship contender brooklyn is the best basketball fit for ben

simmons

he doesn't need to shoot the spacing is a lot better without a true center and he can create for kd and kyrie while playing defense but neither guy is perfect obviously ben was scared of the actual basketball in last year's playoffs and hardin just looks slow and out of shape both guys are notorious for flaming out in the playoffs but which team is actually better after this

trade

and why now brooklyn just said that hardin was staying well something really big changed their mind the nets

trade

d everything to get

james

harden

control of eight first-round picks charis levert who was just dealt for a first they

trade

d spencer dimwitty to make room and they're paying over 50 million in luxury tax when

harden

was leaving houston he said the only thing that matters is winning a chip but nothing went right in brooklyn hardin katie and kyrie only played 16 games together including the playoffs there were injuries to all three of them at various times then a little thing called kyrie being kyrie on top of that there were...
who won the ben simmons james harden trade
rumors that brooklyn had issues with

james

harden

they didn't like his playing style the way he dominates the ball whenever he subbed out of the game they had to play a completely different brand of basketball even

harden

had issues with the coaching staff and that kind of friction was a nightmare because hardin refused to sign an extension last offseason he could walk at the end of the year for nothing after they gave up everything to get him even though hardin got with kevin durant and the two teamed up together he still said he wanted to explore free agency and now the blazers just opened up a nubcap space to sign him reports said the clippers were a threat to open up space even the sixers could have reshaped their roster to add

harden

and that's what people are missing when they're clowning on philly for giving up seth curry and a pick to sign

harden

in the summer they would have had to

trade

ben to a place with caps based like the rockets or the spurs then offload tobias harris's contract with an asset like seth curry the only other options outside of making space for

james

harden

for philly would have been damien lillard or bradley beal but neither of those guys are technically on the table the blazers are clearly building around dame with all the assets they just acquired they could have 60 million in cap space and they had pieces to make a big

trade

i think lillard is staying in portland at least one more year bradley beal is out he may have played his...
who won the ben simmons james harden trade
last game in dc but that deal would have had to wait until this summer at least if it even happens plus

harden

's just a better player than bradley beal this

trade

had to happen because the east is wide open look i love the heat they're good and they're deep but they don't have a top five player and yes you can win without a super duper star but it rarely happens the bucks are defending champs but the nets were up 49 points in a playoff game last year without kyrie or

james

arden the only real criticism here is dealing ben to brooklyn because the nets will be in the sixers way but ben

simmons

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who won the ben simmons james harden trade
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james

harden

the shooting he provides minimizes what they lost with seth curry and he doesn't have to be the closer in philly that's embiid's role one of the biggest issues with

james

harden

for years in the playoffs is that he would crash and...
burn at the end of huge games but in philly obviously joel embiid is their best player the question mark i'm worried about is how is he gonna play

harden

's averaging 22 and a half points 10.2 assists a game but on 41 from the field 33 from three getting to the line eight times impressive numbers but really inefficient he is not the

james

harden

of houston on top of that he looks old and slow and he's injured his current hamstring injury is what kept him out of last year's playoffs the sixers are banking on

james

harden

getting motivated enough to improve his body but at least that feels a little more stable than ben

simmons

because it's all about his mind i said he was a good fit basketball wise but now the nets have the two biggest head cases in one locker room worst case scenario for them is in a big closeout game kyrie irving can't play because of you know what and then it goes to ben

simmons

to the free line and he bricks 80 percent of his free throws then kyrie irving could be a free agent and kevin durant will be left with ben

simmons

as his best teammate and if the sixers crash and burn

harden

could leave them and they'd be left with nothing look i get all the people that say

harden

could be washed by like next season but this

trade

had to happen right now the sixers window is open and it could close at any time we don't know how long embiid will stay healthy look at the celtics with their great future in their giant window all of a...
sudden kyrie leaves gordon hayward gets a freak injury and people are wondering if jaylen brown and jason tatum can even play together or look at the nets we thought oh yeah biggest big three of all time they are definitely gonna win no down the line this could be an issue with

harden

at like 36 years old making 50 million bucks but right now it makes the sixers a lot better i have always said that

harden

is not a perfect fit in philly but ben is not a perfect fit really anywhere the sixers need more rebounding and better defense everything that they lost with ben

simmons

but they are in a better situation and so are the nets this thing could either ruin both teams badly or it could make one of them the 2022 champs we touched on damien lillard very briefly and there was a lot to say after that cj mccollum and the norman pal deal both of them didn't look like they made sense at first i thought for sure we're gonna have dame coming out immediately saying

trade

me but the blazers actually have like a master plan they could look completely different by next year and dame could be very happy i made a whole video about it check it out