The trade deadline has passed. What a whirlwind of transactions. So many teams look different than they did just one week ago. Our Spurs stood pat, and Anthony Davis is still with the New Orleans Pelicans, but it feels as though almost everything else changed.
One team that made major changes were the Philadelphia 76ers.
To begin with, there was the monster trade with the Los Angeles Clippers:
TOBIAS HARRIS TO PHILLY— NBA Stream (@_nbastream_) February 6, 2019
Early this morning, the Clippers traded Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and Mike Scott to the 76ers in exchange for Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, 2 first round picks, and 2 second round picks. (via @wojespn) pic.twitter.com/AL7vcWpr6E
Philadelphia acquired Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and Mike Scott from the Clippers in exchange for Mike Muscala (who was then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac), Wilson Chandler, Landry Shamet, two first-round picks and two second-round picks.
Lakers send Beasley, Zubac to Clips for Muscala: The Los Angeles Lakers have traded Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac to the LA Clippers in return for Mike Muscala https://t.co/zhxBxpPLeW pic.twitter.com/tVQK42hXF3— Daily NBA Fantasy (@DailyNBAFantasy) February 7, 2019
Philadelphia now has a starting line-up consisting of Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris, and Joel Embiid.
The Los Angeles Clippers have eight . . . EIGHT new members either unpacking or waiting to be drafted. Talk about blowing it up.
In addition to the trade with the Clippers, the 76ers also sent Markelle Fultz to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Jonathon Simmons, a first-round pick, and a second-round pick.
Markelle Fultz, the first pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, is now a member of the Orlando Magic https://t.co/4469uhbxmq— Orlando Pinstriped Post (@OPPMagicBlog) February 7, 2019
And if that wasn’t enough, Philly grabbed Malachi Richardson, the rights to Emir Preldzic, and a 2022 second-round pick from the Toronto Raptors for cash considerations.
Beyond the Philadelphia 76ers possessing what might be the best starting five in the Eastern Conference, they’ll have Richardson, Simmons, Marjanovic, and Scott joining T.J. McConnell, Amir Johnson, Corey Brewer, and Zhaire Smith.
Take that Golden State!
Tomorrow: Who else used the trade deadline to make a run this season? A look at the Toronto Raptors, who needed some insurance that Philly won’t better them going into the home stretch.
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