The trade rumors that have sent shockwaves throughout the league finally became more than rumors on Saturday night, as the Celtics agreed to trade the No. 1 overall pick to the 76ers, according to a report from David Aldridge. The 76ers, in turn, will select Washington guard Markelle Fultz first overall.
Jaden Schwartz Elite Jersey It’s hard to see how the Clippers can salvage the Paul-Griffin-DeAndre Jordan trio. But it’s still likely that the three stay together, and if LA can keep that core and persuade the Knicks to send over Anthony as part of a sign-and-trade including Redick, the Clippers would at least have one more piece who would fit well with the team’s legacy of failing to live up to their postseason potential.
Ideally, Anthony would be willing to be the team’s sixth man, allowing them to continue to start a defensive small forward like Luc Mbah a Moute. That would give the Clippers a unique weapon off the bench, and maximize their ability to expose other teams’ reserves. That would require an ego-shrink from Anthony, and that might not be in the offing. And it might not get them all that much closer to the Warriors.
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The Sixers were looking to make a splash in free agency last summer, but could not find a fit. But they’ll be doing the same this summer, and with a herd of young talent 鈥?Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Dario Saric 鈥?on hand, they could be competitive sooner rather than later.
A contender in Philly, though? That’s years off still, and it would require some hypotheticals converting into reality. First, they’d need all that young talent to max out its potential. Second, they’d need health, and given the recent history of Simmons and Embiid, that’s no guarantee.