The reference to Simmons was because he’s a Boston homer who always makes the worst hypothetical trades for the Lakers. The trades for Carter back to the Raptors and reuniting the Spanish Olympic team in Memphis were fun ideas that gave each team enough to be a realistic trade. The other two deals were salary dumps and pupu platters for established stars, so they would be unpalatable to Charlotte and Utah fans.

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