The Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets partook in one of the biggest trades of the year. Brooklyn traded James Harden and Paul Millsap in exchange for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, and two first-round picks. On paper, it looks like the Nets got the best of this deal; but did they?
Danny Green recently publicized inside information regarding the relationship between the three players traded to Brooklyn. He discussed Simmons' broken relationship with his teammates on his podcast, “Inside the Green Room.” All quotes in this article are transcriptions from the podcast courtesy of this article from the Philly Voice.
Podcast host Harrison Sanford asked Green about the Sixers' upcoming matchup with the Nets on March 10. Before he dove into the details on what he expects from that game, Green discussed the “interesting dynamic” involved in the trade.
“Interesting dynamic of how things went down. Interesting dynamic of who went with him. I haven't had a chance to talk to those guys yet, but I know they weren't on the most cordial terms when he was in Philly with [Andre Drummond and Seth Curry]. So I wonder how that relationship is now.”
Green disclosed that he hadn't talked to his former teammates since the trade. However, things between Simmons and his two teammates weren't great while the three were with the Sixers.
Of course, the trio could be working on mending their relationship to perform in Brooklyn. It is unclear when Simmons will make his debut as a member of the Nets, but everyone is on the edge of their seats to see if he suits up on March 10 against the Sixers.