It’s official: The Nets have officially traded James Harden to sixers’ Simmons, Stephen Curry and Kd Irving

2022-05-05 0 By

The Nets have agreed to trade James Harden to the 76ers for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Draymond and two first-round picks, according to the team.NBA reporters Woj and Shams Salania reported that nets and 76ers executives and NBA officials have confirmed the biggest trade of the season.The deal details: The Nets get Ben Simmons, Draymond, Seth Curry and two first-round picks.76ers get: James Harden, Paul Millsap.The Sixers are sending out two first-round picks, one in 2022 (non-protected) and one in 2027 (protected). As agreed by both sides, the first-round pick is protected for two consecutive years with the 1-8 picks. If it’s still protected in 2029,The draft picks were changed to two second-round picks and $2 million in cash compensation.In the end, the 76ers kept Maxie and Sable.As part of the deal, Harden will exercise his $47.3 million player option for next season and is expected to sign a supermax extension with the 76ers.Harden averaged 22.5 points, 10.2 assists, eight rebounds and 1.3 steals in 44 games for the Nets this season, averaging 37 minutes per game while shooting 41.4 percent from the field and 33.2 percent from 3-point range.Harden’s most recent game for the Nets was a trip to Sacramento, where he scored just four points on 2-for-11 shooting and had 12 assists, seven rebounds and six turnovers in 37 minutes.Seth Curry is averaging 15 points, 4 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 34.8 minutes in 45 games this season, shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range.Drummond is averaging 6.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and two assists in 18.4 minutes in 49 games while shooting 53.8 percent from the field.Simmons was the first to speak, loving the trade and excited to be in the Nets.Simmons will continue to work with his trainer and mental health doctor to get mentally ready for the Nets, and he said he has spoken with Kevin Durant and they will be on the same page for a championship.Nets management said the team will give Simmons some time to adjust to his new environment in Brooklyn and the Nets, and it is unclear when simmons’ first game with the Nets will be.The Schedule calls for simmons to return to Philadelphia for the Nets’ regular-season finale March 11 on the road against the 76ers.#NBA regular season highlights #