OKC is most likely going to be a top 10 team in 2020 so the pick will most likely be a late 1st not a 2nd. The 2nd rounder the Sixers will receive is the Cavs 2019 so its going to be a good 2nd not a late 2nd.
Don't care because at this point the Boston-Philly trade is now Tatum and the Sacto pic for Jonathan Simmons(a horrible player), a top 20 protected 2020 pick from OKC that looks like it will become a 2nd rounder and a late 2nd rounder. That's an absolute worse case scenario Philly could have been looking at when they decided to trade a #3 pick and a future LAL/Sacramento pick to Boston for the chance at Markelle Fultz.
Is it really much to be chest puffing about that the return on an overall #1 draft pick in a trade less than two season later was Jonathon Simmons, a top 20 protected first rounder & a 2nd rounder?People on here have hilarious takes. Nobody is chest puffing. The Sixers made the best that they could out of a bad situation. Since Fultz still hasn't started practicing again, his value during the offseason would almost certainly have been lower.
That's pretty horrendous by any standards.
As Ja Rule once said, someone got "bamboozled" at draft time.
That one who got bamboozled was Colangelo and he was also the idiot that traded the OKC protected pick to the Magic for some Euro center who had a slim to none chance of being an NBA player. The Fultz trade is certainly better than the fake 1st trade that Colangelo did to get rid of Noel.
If this was Mortal Combat ....
Well if correcting my accidental mischaracterization will make you feel better about that trade, you keep correcting me.
So best case scenario is a late first in 2020, an early 2nd in a draft that isn't deep in talent at all this year and Jonathan Simmons for Tatum and Sactown's first this year(which is more valuable than the whole package Philly got for Fultz). Worst case is that 2020 late first could become a second as there is still a decent chance OKC doesn't end up better than 20th. Going to be a lot of player movement this off season that could get teams past OKC.