Report: Sixers Trade Josh Richardson for Seth Curry
Daryl Morey continues to shake things up with the Sixers' roster. After trading away Al Horford earlier today, he has now traded another starter from last season. Reports have come out that the Sixers have traded Josh Richardson and the 36th pick to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for guard Seth Curry.
Paul Hudrick of 97.3 ESPN has confirmed the deal.
One thing Morey has preached since his arrival is that he wants to better complement Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, and he has done just that. The additions of Danny Green and Seth Curry should provide more than enough shooting around Simmons and Embiid.
Last season Curry shot an astonishing 45.2% from three on five attempts a night. His shooting was even better off the catch, where he shot 48.1%. Curry is the perfect type of guard the Sixers have needed.
Along with his fit on the floor, this move is great from a financial standpoint as well. Curry is locked up under contract until the end of the 2022-2023 season, and never makes more than 8.5 million dollars in a season. This was an all-around A+ move from Daryl Morey.
Three-point shooting was a glaring weakness for the Sixers last season, but that will not be the case moving forward. Simmons and Embiid now have multiple floor spacers to dish the ball too, and Joel Embiid just found his new partner in the dribble hand-off game.
It's safe to say Daryl Morey has knocked it out of the park with these two moves. Josh Richardson's fit on the roster was questionable at time last season, and turning him into multiple years of Seth Curry is a great trade. From a fit standpoint, the Sixers look much better than they did this time last year.
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