Indiana Pacers Receive: G/F Joe Harris, 2023 First-Round Pick (PHI via BKN), 2027 First-Round Pick (PHI via BKN)
Brooklyn Nets Receive: C Myles Turner
With this deal, the Brooklyn Nets, somewhat paradoxically, improve their floor-spacing by acquiring a worse floor-spacer.
Joe Harris is one of the best shooters in the National Basketball Association. However, with him missing most of 2021-22 due to injury, the Nets effectively replaced him with Seth Curry.
They still don’t have a stretch big man. Acquiring one could be pivotal toward maximizing Simmons. With this deal, the Nets can put functional floor-spacing at every position besides Simmons’.
Furthermore, they ought to field one of the best defenses in the league. We already touched on Simmons’ acumen in that area, but Turner is one of the best rim protectors in the NBA. The two ought to form a defensive dynamic that would give opposing teams headaches.
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On the other hand, let’s suppose the rumors surrounding Kyrie Irving’s relationship with the Nets are true. That could open the door for an entirely different blockbuster.