Does trading Ben Simmons or Tobias Harris for Devin Booker make sense for the Sixers?
Since being selected as the No. 13 general pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker has handled to turn himself into one of the fastest rising superstars in the NBA. Last season, Booker averaged 26.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 6.8 helps while shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 32.6 percent from beyond the arc. Regrettably, in spite of Booker’s explosive performance nearly every night, the Suns remain one of the worst NBA groups in the league.
The Suns may have succeeded in dealing with the major issue in their backcourt this summer, however their lineup, as currently constructed, does not have what it requires to contend for the NBA champion title or even make a playoff spot in the deep Western Conference. According to Matt Burke of Metro U.S.A., if the Suns battle previously in the 2019-20 NBA season, Devin Booker could soon follow the steps of other NBA superstars and find his escape of Phoenix.
One of the NBA teams who could reveal strong interest in Devin Booker is the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers currently have an impressive core of Ben Simmons, Josh Richardson, Tobias Harris, Al Horford, and Joel Embiid, but Booker would still be a welcome addition to their lineup. However, in order to bring Booker to the City of Brotherly Love, Burke believes that the Sixers would be requiring to compromise either Simmons or Harris.
” The Sixers would require to ship out either Tobias Harris or Ben Simmons in a swap for Booker, and both are extremely not likely. Groups can not trade newly signed complimentary representatives until December, and Simmons simply signed an extension in Philly. The only scenario in which this would make good sense is if the Sixers get off to a dreadful start to the 2019-20 season and [general manager] Elton Brand instantly knows he has to shake things up. It ought to be kept in mind that Brand is not afraid to swing for the fences early in the season, as the trade for Jimmy Butler took place in early November in 2015.”
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In the prospective offer that would send out Devin Booker to the Sixers, the Suns would certainly prefer to get Ben Simmons over Tobias Harris. Simmons is four years more youthful and could be a best replacement for Booker to be the next face of the Suns’ franchise. Simmons might still have plenty to work on his video game, but like Booker, he has terrific potential to end up being a legitimate super star in the NBA. Before he was selected as the No. 1 total pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Simmons had actually drawn comparisons to Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, who is widely considered as the very best basketball player on the planet.
According to recent reports, another prospective trade partner for the Suns in a prospective deal involving Booker is the Boston Celtics. After deciding not to pursue Anthony Davis this summer season, the Celtics still have a plethora of trade possessions to participate in a smash hit offer. To match Booker’s massive agreement, nevertheless, the Celtics could explore a trade package centered on All-Star forward Gordon Hayward.