Uncle Mxy wrote:buzzkilloton wrote:The sixers were all in for a title they would of easily made a trade with us. The in divison thing doesnt matter when one team is a title contender while the other is at battling for a 1st round exit. We arent even in the same division as the sixers by the way.
Conference! I meant conference! Doh! And yeah, within the same conference can matter.
The Sixers were a 51-win team with young kids, not a serious title contender this year. They made big moves trying to take it to the next level and got as far as a second round exit, and couldn't keep the core together after that. We'll see how it goes...Regardless if it wasnt the sixers someone else would of been interested in Harris and we could of got some value. Teams value players who can stretch the floor. I mean he was used to land Blake Griffin and he was used to get that package from the sixers so clearly u see he was a player that could get back alot of value in trades.
Some value, sure. 2 first round picks for an unsigned Harris, if he continued to play like he did as a Piston? I'm not buying it.
Teams trade within conference all the time. Tons of trades have been made within conference over the years. This isnt even something that matters in the least. Paul George traded within conference, Westbrook traded conference, and A.Davis traded within conference all just this season. CP3 traded from clippers to rox in the conference. Could go on and on not sure why you think this is a thing its not.
The sixers were a 52 win team that finished 3rd in the conference in 2018. They made it to the 2nd round. Lebron left the conference they were clearly thinking title why wouldnt they? Hence why they traded for Butler early in the season and followed it up with Harris.
As far as not being a serious title contender this season the sixers took the champions to game 7. It took a miracle shot by leonard with time expiring to not go to ot game 7. The sixers played the champs better then the bucks or warriors. Clearly they were serious contenders.
This season 538 predicts the sixers to win 59 games with a 56% chance to go to the finals and a 26% chance of winning it all by the way. Clearly theyre considered title contenders. https://in.nba.com/news/fivethirtyeight-nba-playoff-predictions-raptors-finals-76ers-bucks-rockets-nuggets-lakers/p4z652l3yid516t3e2nz4opg4
Vegas has them 4th highest win total in the league. https://www.actionnetwork.com/nba/nba-win-totals-betting-odds-2019-2020
T.Harris averaged 18ppg and shot nearly 41% from 3 his last season as a piston as a 25 year old. Not sure where you're getting he wasnt playing good. Players who can stretch the floor are valuable. Going into a contract year and turning age 26 players usually improve on age 25 seasons a bit like he did.