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Sixers rumors: How Jerami Grant trade would impact the 76ers

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The irony of this possibility is amusing, considering that Philly is the team that drafted Grant in 2014.

“The team has engaged in ongoing discussions with the Detroit Pistons to acquire Grant, another forward, a young player, and a draft pick in exchange for Simmons.”

– Keith Pompey, Sixers beat writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer

Sixers rumors: Does Jerami Grant check the necessary boxes of a Ben Simmons trade target?

This trade rumor has unique timing if you look at the career trajectory of both players. The Sixers’ number one overall pick in 2016 was used to select Simmons while Grant was still on Philly’s roster. Albeit a complementary player who had to share the court with ball dominant players like Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony, Grant established that he could contribute to a playoff contending team. His decline in points, assists, and rebounds since his rookie year is an inauspicious factor in the grand scheme of his trade value, but Simmons did almost win NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

What are the pros and cons of a trade where the Sixers get Jerami Grant in exchange for Ben Simmons? Kyle Nuebeck recently wrote an article that contradicted Keith Pompey’s report, but I am going to roll this out and let you draw your own conclusions about what the Sixers should do when it comes to a Detroit deal involving Ben Simmons.

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