This 76ers-Warriors trade is centered on Ben Simmons to Golden State

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Golden State Warriors Receive: F Ben Simmons and G George Hill

Philadelphia 76ers Receive: F/G Andrew Wiggins, C James Wiseman, and G Jordan Poole

In any trade for Simmons, the Warriors would almost certainly have to insert Andrew Wiggins into the trade. Simmons is due $146.5 million over the next four seasons, which means Golden State will need to include a player that nearly matches his salary. The Warriors could move Green for Simmons, but it’s hard to imagine them parting ways with Draymond at this current time.

There were reports last year that the Warriors attempted to acquire Simmons in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick, only for the 76ers to reject the offer. Golden State would proceed to select James Wiseman in the draft, who would end up being traded to Philadelphia in this hypothetical scenario.

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To add more shooting to the team, the 76ers would also receive Jordan Poole in the trade from the Warriors, who has a team option this offseason.

On the other side of the trade, besides Simmons, Golden State would get a veteran point guard in George Hill. Hill has one year remaining on his current contract and is owed $10 million next season. The inclusion of Hill in the trade helps make the financial part of the trade work. There could be draft picks swapped, or a draft pick headed the Warriors way in this trade, depending on how Simmons is viewed by other teams.

Let’s take a look at how this NBA trade scenario centered around Ben Simmons would impact both the Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers.