It certainly looks as though the Markel-Fultz era in Philadelphia will sooner or later come to an end in one way or another. As disappointing as it is now, I am sure that we will feel even worse with a certain perspective. A number one, along with an extra first round, which has all disappeared within two years, is not good.
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But here we are and there we are There's no sense in looking back (unless I do it to convict Bryan Colangelo, but that's one another time). As the mice in "Who Moved My Cheese" learned, you do not want to starve to death by wondering why the cheese is no longer in the right place, but only where it is at the moment.
While Projections For Fultz's value, everything matters. It is safe to assume that it is certainly not the "heart of a Bradley Beal trades." I've heard everything from "Late First Pick" until "The Sixers have to pick a pick." to lower the salary. "Yikes. So I'll make my best guess.
Note: Some of these trades have to wait until December 1
The Sixers want to achieve the following:
1. Do not withdraw a salary for 2019-20, unless the player you are acquiring is a high-level player whom he expects to complete a starting line-up or is a particularly valuable player. The lower the game clearance, the greater the flexibility they have this summer. Fultz's salary, although he is a beginner, is not insignificant in this regard. He earns $ 8.3 million this season and will earn a guaranteed $ 9.7 million next season, with a fourth year option for $ 12.28 million.
. 2 Get a player who is useful this year and can complete the rotation, which is currently thin and is not filled with versatile wings. One of the things that has affected their defense and the ability to create different lineups is the lack of manageability outside of Simmons, Butler and Chandler.
3. Obtain an expiring contract and a draft item that the team can either use so that they have a low, controllable salary to build a roster – or something they can use in one trade to eventually win another rotation player ,
When looking for a trading partner, think of "Sixers 2014-15". A team that uses as many positions as possible to try to find parts to build a team in the future. I know that Dave (Adam) Silver will try to convince you that the Sixers were evil, and that's not the case anymore, but as usual he's lying.
I'm warning you, if you're hoping for something that's going to be exciting, look elsewhere. There is no reason to assume that Fultz brings something exciting. No one would be more wrong than me in that respect, trust me.
Here are a few trading scenarios:
1. Markelle Fultz, Justin Patton and Furkan Korkmaz travel to Cleveland for Alec Burks and the second round of the second round of Utah 2020
Cleveland is a mostly pretty decent situation for Fultz, since she is likely to be in the post-Lebron era again a while "mode. They already have a young point guard in Collin Sexton, but such teams are so bad and need to win as many potentially good players as they can, regardless of their position. There is also no reason why they can not share most of the time and overlap a bit, as Sexton shot very well in his limited time as a starter.
The Sixers have already shown what they think of Korkmaz by not taking his option for next year as he is now becoming an unrestricted free agent after the season. It would be nice to keep Patton as a one-day support for Embiid, but he is now in salary struggles.
In return, they get Alec Burks, who works for the Sixers in two ways. Initially, his contract, which looks like a 15-year contract with Utah, expires after this season. Next, Burks will not be a star for the Sixers, but it's definitely worth a point in the rotation as a neat three-point shooter and creator. They will also pick up the second round of Utah the Cavs have just received in the Kyle Korver deal. I would rather choose the second round from Cleveland, but it has already been sent in earlier trades this year and next year.
. 2 Markelle Fultz, Furkan Korkmaz, Amir Johnson and Mike Muscala to Phoenix for Trevor Ariza, Richaun Holmes and the second round of the Sun 2019
The suns stink, they have no point guard, and even if they are convinced that they should be they are not quite good. Fultz completed a slot and possibly added a solid defender to a grid that currently features Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, two of the league's worst defenders.
NBA Rumors: Fultz to Phoenix Suns 19659003] In Ariza and Holmes, the Sixers fill two holes and take zero for 2019-20. Ariza is a solid defender, decent three-point shooter and switchable in defense, which the Sixers rotation clearly lacks. I warn you that the idea of Trevor Ariza is much more attractive than the reality of Ariza, but he offers more from game to game than Muscala, Johnson or Korkmaz. Richaun Holmes is not nearly as good as his dunks and screams, and he can be pretty brutally defensive, but he's a living body and probably better suited for ten minutes of backup center duty than Johnson or Muscala at that point. . 3 Markelle Fultz for DeWayne Dedmon to Atlanta, Vince Carter for Atlanta the second round for 2019 and Charlotte for the second round for 2019
This is the most depressing of the three. They are all depressing. Why do I do this? Maybe this is a written version of expect the worst, hope for the best.
The Hawks stink like the Cavs and also have a young point guard. The reasons for the acquisition of Fultz are the same as for the Cavs. If you are in Asset Acquisition mode, you can not worry too much about the position.
In return, the Sixers get a very solid backup center in Dedmon and a rotary wing that can open three hands in Vince Carter. now in his 33rd NBA season. At least one game this season will be the "Vince Carter Game", in which he beats five threes in a quarter and we lose our minds.