BREAKING NEWS: James Harden TRADE to the Philadelphia 76ers for Ben Simmons? Nba Trade Rumors 2020

BREAKING NEWS: James Harden TRADE to the Philadelphia 76ers for Ben Simmons? Nba Trade Rumors 2020

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The Philadelphia 76ers were the laughingstock of the NBA before the “Trust The Process” Era, but they have been on the verge of title contention ever since the emergence of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. They’ve had some bad luck in the playoffs however, losing in 2018 to the Boston Celtics in six games & losing to the eventual NBA champions Toronto Raptors in 2019 in a hard-fought seven-game series, where we saw the difficult fadeaway shot that Kawhi Leonard made to win the game. But, in the 2020 playoffs inside the Bubble, they were a colossal disappointment getting swept by the Celtics; granted, Ben Simmons was not available, but still, they couldn't win one game?

Before starting the 2021 season, they made changes to the roster and front office, firing Brett Brown for Doc Rivers, hiring Daryl Morey, signing Dwight Howard, and trading for Danny Green and Seth Curry. It was nice but, you still get the feeling that it's not enough; they still need that go-to guy to score come crunch time. Joel Embiid can be that guy, but he hasn't shown it so far, and every season he comes into training camp out of shape. On the other hand, Simmons hasn't developed a Jumper to save him when defenses pack the paint.

That's why I think the rumor of a James Harden Trade to the Philadelphia 76ers for Ben Simmons makes sense for both clubs. This video will talk about what trade scenarios are possible for them and how each team could benefit from it. But before that, hit that like button and subscribe to the channel if you haven’t already!
Before I explain to you the trade scenarios, there are two things Philadelphia fans have to accept:
1. Embiid may have to go because a pairing of John Wall and Ben Simmons just won’t work. Houston didn't want to trade Chris Paul, and it was all because James Harden had his beef with him, and he wanted Russel Westbrook on the team. When the Rockets realized that Clint Capella and Russel Westbrook wouldn't work because they both are not good shooters, they traded Capella. If you pair up John Wall and Ben Simmons, it's like the same scenario all over again minus James Harden.

2. If one team says No, of course, there is only one thing that's going to halt these trades if each GM thinks he's not getting the most significant assets he's calling for his team.

Trade Scenario number 1 is: The Houston Rockets will get Joel Embiid, Mike Scott, and a first-round pick for James Harden.

James Harden is a 1st team all NBA and MVP.

James Harden will make roughly $171 million in the next four years with a player option on the fourth year. Embiid is set to make $120 million in 4 years, that's a $50 million difference! And he is five years younger than a 31 year old James Harden.

Trade scenario number 2 is James Harden to the Sixers for Tobias Harris, Mattise Thybulle, and two future first-round picks from 2020 to 2026.
Calm down, Sixers fans. I know you're giving plenty of assets for a half-decade, but hear me out on this. With this trade, you form a new big three of Simmons, Embiid, and Harden. If you're not an avid fan of the game, to win a championship, you need Stars! And lots of them. This would put Philly ahead of the Bucks, Nets, and Miami as the team to beat in the east. Experts say that Tobias Harris has the worst contract in the NBA, but with this trade, he's gone. A starting five of James Harden, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Danny Green, and Seth Curry would wreak havoc in the east.

I did mention earlier that a pairing of Wall and Simmons doesn't work. With Wall now in Detroit, Ben would run the show in Houston.

On the Pistons, John Wall would have a new team where he would be the star and give him no pressure to perform right away coming off a torn Achilles and an ACL tear that sidelined him for two years.
With a backcourt of James Harden, Seth Curry, or Shake Milton, a frontcourt of Tobias Harris, Danny Green, and Joel Embiid, there would be spacing all over the floor. Embiid can focus on the paint more, Doc Rivers can run a pick and roll of Harden and Embiid and still get shooting from all over the floor, they could go small, and the Sixers could even play Embiid with Harden because they can both shoot three’s.
The Sixers have had the pairing of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons for almost five years now. Neither player changed to benefit each other, and with how the game is played right now, you need a lot of shooters on the court. Embiid can shoot three’s but with his height and strength, do you want him shooting perimeter shots or dominating in the paint?

What do you think of the trade scenarios I said? Do they make sense? Is James Harden going to be traded to Philly? Or is he going to be traded to a different team? Please tell us what you think in the comments down below, and once again, make sure to leave a like on this video and hit that subscribe button. Thank you for watching!