76ciology wrote:I was thinking about the Hill trade.
I do think Hill was part of the Horford trade. But these smart guys like Presti and Morey puts a certain condition where Morey has the option to trade for Hill by the deadline. Or maybe its because of Hill’s trade eligibility after he was just traded to the Bucks then (could be wrong).
So in the bigger scheme of things:
It’s something like..
2025 1st round pick
2025 2nd round pick
2026 2nd round pick
Trade Exemption (AKA salaries for our double size FO)
This was conceived during the flurry of trades where Bucks gave up multiple firsts for Jrue and Suns gave up multiple picks for Cp3.
This is just crazy. Instead of having Hill for half a season and a cleaner trade, the teams agreed to a secret trade later that would become more convicted and require a third team because OKC cannot take back the placeholders they sent?
Why would that be the case?
OKC preferred to risk having Philly back out and risk not finding a third team and risk getting caught by the league all so they could have George Hill interfere with their tank for a little ?
And Philly wanted to not do it then because what, they wanted to make it look like they could do a second move later, even if it cost them some games?
First of all, this is just a possibility so im not saying this is how it turned out.
Maybe it’s Presti who has the option.
But remember how during the offseason, GHill’s name already came up? I think Morey has been really eyeing him. And if there were some leaks, it means GHill to Sixers are likely to have been discussed back then.
I find that during the offseason, Presti does not want to just hand over Hill because as you can see the league was overpaying for guys like Cp3, Jrue and maybe even Lowry. He’s a smart guy and he wants some protection. Maybe some desperate playoff or trying to make the playoff team like the Celts or Bulls would give up more than a couple of 2nd rounders for GHill.
And back in the offseason doing this entire deal (Green+Ghill+picks for Al), could end up backfiring Presti in hindsight given the possibility that some team may offer more than a couple of 2nd rounders for GHill. And he doesnt want that to happen just as we added some protection on our 2025 pick just in case it ends up being some high lottery pick.
So im thinking that part of the deal is Sixers can do this Ghill deal if Presti hasnt find any offers for GHill.
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