It has been a little over a week since the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets made the big trade that sent Ben Simmons to New York and James Harden to the City of Brotherly Love.
Along with Simmons, the Sixers also sent sharpshooter Seth Curry, backup big man Andre Drummond, and two first-round picks to Brooklyn. The Sixers also got Paul Millsap along with Harden in the deal.
Everybody has their opinions on this deal as it is one of those trades that sent waves around the league. There is a lot to unpack in this deal as it is really a trade that helps both teams.
Draymond Green Opens Up About The Trade
However, Golden State Warriors All-Star Draymond Green has some concern on Philadelphia’s side. Especially because Curry was sent to Brooklyn in the deal and that takes a shooter away from Harden to pass out to.
Draymond Green said: “Even bigger than the picks for me was Seth Curry like I just didn’t think Philly would be trading Seth Curry. Especially the way James Harden plays, you’ve seen shooters around him that can catch and knock the shot down and with Joel Embiid, I mean, you always want to pair a big man with a shooter just in case they’re trying to double team, you can’t help of Seth Curry.”
“So that takes one guy out of the picture and so with them putting that team together, I was really shocked that they gave up Seth Curry, but ultimately, when it comes down to negotiate and maybe the Brooklyn Nets knew when they don’t want to give up Seth Curry, but they really want James Harden so ultimately I can hold them hostage by just saying you have to give me Seth Curry and if that gets the deal done and James Harden is really your guy which you know is really Philly’s guy. Then maybe that’s how that happened and that’s how I think Brooklyn won that battle.” Draymond Green added.