Oh Hey, the Sixers Might Not Get Anthony Bennett Now

Photo credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Photo credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

LONGEST TRADE IN HISTORY.

First the Sixers were going to be involved in the Andrew Wiggins-to-the-Timberwolves-for-Kevin Love trade. And then they weren’t. And then they were again. And now, maybe not so much.

Tom Moore, who’s been all over this story since it first became a thing in this world:

But Jerry Zgoda, Timberwolves beat writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, tweeted this Wednesday: “Just a reminder: if you keep reading Bennett is headed to Philly for Young in forthcoming trade . . . don’t believe it.”

Nate Duncan of BasketballInsiders.com claimed the Wolves might want Bennett instead of Young. Bennett, who had a disappointing rookie campaign, would be under salary control for a minimum of two more years, while Young can opt out of his contract after next season.

Moore goes on to say that the Sixers could still send Young to the Wolves in exchange for expiring contracts… yet somehow that’s not as fun and exciting as landing the former number one overall pick in the draft.

Trade rumors used to be fun. Now it’s just about which overpaid players our baseball team can get rid of and which ASSETS can the basketball team and its mathy GM can stockpile. I… miss Paul Holmgren.*

*No I don’t.

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6 Responses

  1. No interest in Bennett. Hinkie wants draft picks, and I am fine with that. If they can somehow weasel a first round pick out of the deal, that’d be outstanding.

    1. Thad worth a first round pick? Not a chance. Unless Billy King is involved in this deal. Will Sixers win more or less games this coming season than they did last season? Will attendance be higher or lower? Can it get any lower?

  2. Well at least we still have Brandon Davies and Arnett Moultrie to hold things down until Embiid gets healthy.

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