Never gonna happen. Just throwing out an idea for discussion.
Really love what the Bucks are doing this season with 4 shooters stretching the floor and Giannis running the show as a point forward. Only other player in the league being able to step into Giannis' shoes would be Simmons. They are both close to 7 feet tall. They are both terrible shooters, but elite slashers. They both have great court vision (Simmons is better than Giannis in that regard). Problem is, would it be possible to trade for Simmons?
Now that the Sixers have acquired Butler, Kyrie seems like a better fit for their style of play. Plus, the two of them are close friends. According to rumors, they were planning to play together in NY.
My initial idea was something like this:
Kyrie + minor asset to the Sixers for Simmons + either Redick or Chandler (hopefully Redick, realistically Chandler)
Then I realised that Brown would be a bad fit next to Simmons, hence we'd have to trade him as well.
So, hereís the deal. https://basketball.realgm.com/tradechecker/saved_trade/7136153
Boston in: Simmons, Josh Richardson, Redick
Boston out: Kyrie, Brown, Theis
Philly in: Kyrie, Theis
Philly out: Simmons, Redick
Miami in: Brown
Miami out: Richardson
Feel free to add pick(s) if necessary.
Obviously, Smart would be a bad fit next to Simmons as well. I guess we 'd have to keep Rozier over Smart.
Anyway, this would be the 15-man roster after the trade
Simmons - Rozier - Smart - Wanamaker
Richardson - Redick - Bird
Hayward - Morris - Semi
Tatum - Morris - Yabu
Horford - Baynes - Williams
Four guys stretching the floor + Simmons playing the role Giannis is playing for the Bucks this season.
Great defensive potential as well. Shortest guy in our starting lineup would be Richardson at 6'6". We could just switch every ball screen.
Again, never gonna happen in real life. Just throwing out an idea for discussion. Having said that, Danny has made a similar trade in the past when he decided to trade IT + Crowder to the Cavs for Kyrie.