Fake NBA Trade of the Day 6/27/16: Calderon to Philly

Calderon Sixers

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. 



Chicago Bulls Receive: 

Hollis Thompson




5312_philadelphia_76ers-secondary-2016 Philadelphia 76ers Receive:

 Jose Calderon




Why Chicago would make this trade: To clear cap space. Getting rid of Calderon puts Chicago in position to offer Mike Conley a max deal. It’s that simple.

Why Philadelphia would make this trade: Calderon, as a passer, is a nice guard to have when developing young big men. He’d be able to get them the ball in spots they actually want it. Think of him as an older and better Ish Smith in that regard.

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