Toby & Boby Do Philly

Discussion in 'Know Your Enemy' started by TMC, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. TMC

    TMC Administrator Staff Member

    Jun 24, 2010
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    So the Sixers have decided to go all in and have made another major trade...

    Philly gets: Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic & Mike Scott

    LAC gets: A ton of cap space for the offseason, the pair artists formerly known as Mike Muscala and Wilson Chandler, a 2020 first round pick, an unprotected 2021 first round pick (via Miami) and second round picks in 2021 and 2023, as well as the chance to keep losing games and, hence, keep their own pick this year.

    This is the kind of deal I like for both sides. Philly had a ton of cap room last year, for naught. Nobody was willing to sign there (even tho they got a courtesy meeting with Lebron). So they've decided to put it to good use and go for the players instead of waiting for them to come. First they traded for Jimmy once he was done dismantling the Wolves, and now they get the Toby & Boby act, plus a solid backup like Mike Scott. The big prize here is Tobias Harris, a great offense player that's having the season of his life, good shooter, able scorer and rebounder, and who (sadly for them) is also a free agent at the end of the year and will demand a ton of money, probably close to a max deal. Marjanovic is the kind of enormous center than can play in certain situations and you're glad you kept him on the roster for those moments. Also, probably the funniest guy in the league and a great locker room presence. Mike Scott can score and be a stretch four, which is exactly what Muscala was supposed to be. It's going to cost a lot to keep this team together after the season (max deals for Jimmy and Toby? Extension coming soon for Simmons?), but Philly certainly got better, and a menace for the Bucks, Celtics and Raptors in the East.

    As for the Clips, considering they play in one of the few markets that matter in the entire league, they're going to have a ton of cap room, a ton of picks for the next few years and they get to keep their pick, because if they were able to make the playoffs, that pick was on its way to Boston. So now they will not tank, but they'll tank, if you catch my drift...

    So the East got a lot more interesting, and life got a lot harder and more miserable for the Lakers, so far only able to trade for... Reggie Bullock. Nothing against Bullock, but hey, it's not exactly the bounty LAL had in mind, and if Davis doesn't go there, there's a real chance they won't sign anybody worth mentioning for next year.
  2. Rob

    Rob NBA All-Star Staff Member

    Jul 17, 2010
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    Interesting.. the 2 biggest markets opened up cap space.. Should be an interesting off season.

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