“We are in a unique position to contend now, and we think this trade positions us well for the postseason,” Sixers GM Elton Brand said in a statement.
By Peter Gleason
Elton Brand may not be an objective observer but he is absolutely right.
Yes, the trade for Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott was high.
The Sixers gave up their first-round pick in 2020 and an unprotected first-round pick in 2021, which they have from the Miami Heat, along with Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala and Landry Shamet, a rookie guard.
First round picks can be valuable, and sometimes they’re not.
Wilson Chandler is over the hill, Mike Muscala couldn’t guard anybody and Shamet was a surprisingly effective player who might develop into more than a reserve on the Clippers.
But the Process, as Sam Hinkie, designed it is way over.
Yesterday’s trade for Harris is the second step of a new process, the first of which was the November trade for Jimmy Butler.