In a recent article om Fansided’s "The Sixer Sense," Lucas Johnson proposed a blockbuster deal that could send two of the NBA's best big men to different teams.
In Philadelphia, Johnson has them sending Zhaire Smith, sharpshooter Furkan Korkmaz, and All-Star big man Joel Embiid for a package including Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, Kevin Looney, and several first-round picks.
With the Sixers, giving up Embiid would be tough, but getting this type of compensation will help ease the blow.
Duncan Robinson has quickly become one of the best sharpshooters in the NBA. This season he averaged 13.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting on 3-pointers. With Simmons becoming the 76ers lone superstar in this trade, having a sharpshooter of Robinson’s caliber would help tremendously.
Don’t sleep on Tyler Herro’s value in this deal. As a rookie, Herro averaged 13.5 points on 38.9 percent shooting from deep. Kevon Looney is a nice energy big man that would be a nice reserve for the Sixers.
In Miami, pairing up Jimmy Butler with Joel Embiid might be the push they need to bring home another Championship. And though having to give up Robinson and Herro would be tough, having two perennial superstars should be enough to make up for the loss.
The Heat get their second legit star they get to pair with Butler which should be more than enough for them. Miami also receives a young prospect in Zhaire Smith and a floor spacer in Furkan Korkmaz.
The Warriors would have it the best in this trade scenario. In return for Kevon Looney and first-round picks (which includes their upcoming lottery pick), they'd get back Bam Adebayo -- a young, versatile big who has already emerged as one of the NBA's elite players.
The Warriors give up a high draft pick but get an All-Star big man in Bam Adebayo who fits their need at that position. It’s something that the Warriors could consider worth the price of the second overall pick.
Obviously, it remains to be seen what will happen in the offseason. But as plans get made for next season, and the start date unofficially set in late December, things will be moving fast in the next few weeks and months.
It will be a wild and unpredictable ride.