Arsenal wrote:Sixers are not trading Maxey. Simmons + Harris will be the pieces going out, with Fox, Hield, and/or Barnes coming back.
Why are Sixer fans adamant on trading Harris? Sure his contract stinks but its not like you will be able to sign anyone in FA without him on the books. Including him into trades just waters down any assets you gain for Simmons. Harris is a negative trade asset but is still a solid player. Or am i mistaken and he is that bad on the court?
Harris is a fine player. Heâ€™s healthy. Plays a lot of games. I wouldnâ€™t want to â€śgive him awayâ€ť plus lose an asset. Sure heâ€™s not worth 35 million. But heâ€™s solid. On the flip side. Heâ€™s more of a third best player on a competing team and not a reliable 2nd option. And heâ€™s a tweener. Not big enough to plus a stretch 4. Not quick enough to play wings/small forwards.
In terms of trade value. Sixers traded Landry shamet (their 20th overall pick that year who played half a season), plus their own 2020 first round draft pick PLUS Miami heat unprotected 2021 first round draft pick. Plus fillers. So just to get an expiring contract in a 26.5 year old Tobias Harris. Sixers gave up all that.
Thatâ€™s what people donâ€™t get about ben Simmons value. Simmons at age 25 is a far better player than a 26.5 year old Tobias Harris. Simmons has 4 years left (3.5 now) Vs Harris expiring contract.
Thatâ€™s to put things into context when they say just trade Simmons for something. Morey is doing the correct thing. And expiring Harris cost the sixers a ton of assets at that time. Just the cost of doing business.