Fake NBA Trade of the Day 2/9/16: Houston Clears Cap Space

Corey Brewer 2

Every day, Pick and Popovich will post one fake trade and explain why it makes sense for every team involved to make it. There are no parameters beyond fitting within the salary cap. Sometimes the trades will involve stars, others role players. They are not grounded in actual rumors, they just make sense on paper.

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Philadelphia 76ers Receive:                                           Houston Rockets Receive:

Corey Brewer                                                                       JaKarr Sampson

Knicks’ 2016 2nd Round Pick

Nuggets’ 2017 2nd Round Pick


Why Houston Would Make This Trade: Salary dump! The Corey Brewer contract is a disaster, and if the cost of dumping it is two second rounders Houston would gladly pay it.


Why Philadelphia Would Make This Trade: Aside from adding two extra picks, Corey Brewer actually gives Philadelphia a quality NBA veteran. It doesn’t mean all that much as far as making them competitive, but it helps set an example for the younger guys. With the cap set to rise significantly, dedicating $8 million per year to that isn’t all that wasteful.

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