Sixers trade Richardson and get another shooter in Curry (no, not Steph)
Sixers trade Richardson and pick up another shooter in Curry (no, not Steph).
Daryl Morey made an immediate effect in his initial draft night as the Sixers’ president of basketball operations.
After trading Al Horford to the Thunder and acquiring Danny Green early at night, Morey did another deal, this one with the Mavericks. The Sixers are sending out Josh Richardson and the 36th pick to Dallas and selecting up Seth Curry, a source validated to NBC Sports Philadelphia. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news, which the team officially revealed Thursday morning.
Like Green, Curry’s finest skill is his shooting. He’s a 44.3 percent shooter from long distance in his profession, and he’s likewise a capable ball handler. The 30-year-old Curry is under contract for the next 3 seasons at $7.8 million, $8.2 million and $8.5 million, respectively. His father-in-law is Sixers head coach Doc Rivers.
” Getting Seth– you might argue for him as the very best shooter in the NBA– was simply truly interesting,” Morey said early Thursday early morning.
Richardson had favorable moments after being obtained last offseason from the Heat in the Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade, but he did not fit specifically well in his very first and only year with the Sixers.
He missed open threes at a greater rate than normal, wasn’t as reliable facilitating off his drives and dealt with several injuries. With Richardson possessing a gamer option for $11.6 million in 2021-22, it always appeared possible that the Sixers would find a method to move him. The 27-year-old Richardson is definitely an exceptional protector to Curry, but the Sixers ought to feel great about their protective skill around Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
Previously in his hectic night, Morey got Kentucky combo guard Tyrese Maxey with the 21st choice in the draft. In the second round, the Sixers took Arkansas shooting guard Isaiah Joe and DePaul power forward Paul Reed.