At present, the 76ers lead by a big score of 3-0. According to statistics, after the big score of 3-0, the record of the leading team in the series is 147-0, that is, there has never been a situation in NBA history where a big score of 3-0 leads was finally turned over. The fifth game between the 76ers and the Nets will be held next Tuesday. If the 76ers can win the Nets in the fourth game, it will be a good advantage for the team to wait and wait. Celtic’s defense is stronger, attacking Tatum, Jay Brown and White. The strength of the lineup does not lose itself, but the US media is not optimistic. It is predicted that Celtic will beat the 76ers 4-2 to enter the Eastern Conference finals, and meet the Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals, while the 76ers will stop the second round of the playoffs again.
If the 76ers can’t win the championship this season, it must be reinforced, but the team is very difficult in the off-season. First of all, Harden’s contract renewal is still pending, and other teams are interested in Harden, and Maxi will also renew his contract. For the 76ers with limited salary space, it is necessary to make certain trade-offs. In order not to undermine the stability of the team, Harden won the assists and enderby won the points this season. Then Maxi will leave the team. In this case, a deal will be born. According to the US media "NBA Analysis Network", the management of the 76 ers has made a plan to strengthen the deal. Let’s take a look at the specific situation:
Smith 76 ers sent Maxi, House, Kirkmaz and a future first round signing; Smith and Ethan who got the rocket
For the 76ers, the chips sent out in this transaction can serve multiple purposes. First, Maxi is sent out, and the team is expected to renew Harden’s contract, which is very good for the team, not to mention getting a good player. First of all, Smith is a spatial 4-position player with excellent athletic ability, and he is the big pitcher with the most shooting talent. He can score goals in different positions and in different ways, and his efficiency is excellent. In the season, he scored 12.8 points +7.2 rebounds +1.3 assists, with a shooting percentage of 40.8% and a shooting percentage of 30.7%. Ethan is also a young player and has developed into a multi-level scoring framework. When he has enough space, his ability to catch the ball can be put into three points, and he scored 9.3 points +6 rebounds +1.1 assists in the season, with a shooting percentage.
For the Rockets, no tactics have been designed for Smith and Ethan this season. If Wenbanyama joins the Rockets, the playing time of Ethan and Smith will be compressed. In this case, it is undoubtedly a better choice to exchange good chips. How about getting players? First of all, Maxi has a good scoring ability. At present, he is only 22 years old and is the third scorer of the 76ers. He has scored 20.3 points and 3.5 assists on average and shot 48.1. There is great potential in the future. As for the other two players, they can enhance the depth of the team’s substitution. In addition, they got a first-round signing as compensation. Generally speaking, this transaction is not a loss for the team.
To sum up, this deal is quite good for both teams, so whether it can be finally reached is welcome to discuss in the comments section!