The Hypothetical Trade
76ers receive Paul George, Lou Williams
Clippers receive Ben Simmons, Josh Richardson
In this two-for-two swap, the Sixers acquire George and veteran swingman Lou Williams, in exchange for Simmons and Josh Richardson.
This trade is essentially a reshuffling for both teams. Neither would be committing to a rebuild, but inherently it would be an admission that the status quo is not working.
This trade would break up two superstar duos — Kawhi Leonard and George, and Embiid and Simmons.
The 76ers make a run with George and Embiid as their new core with Rivers, while the Clippers led by Ty Lue bet on Simmons’ current and future production over that of George.