NBA Rumors: 76ers-Rockets-Suns trade suggests Nerlens Noel to Houston; Brandon Knight to Philadelphia; Two players, Draft picks to Phoenix?

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This is a suggested three-team trade that might improve the lineups of the Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns in the future. These NBA rumors could see four players going to different teams.

Though this is just a rumored trade idea of Fox Sports’ Andrew Lynch, it is important to take note of what this deal would mean for the three teams involved.

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The result of Lynch’s suggested trade via ESPN’s NBA trade machine did not actually improve those teams that are part of the deal.

The 76ers remained with their projected win-loss record for the next season with the acquisitions of Brandon Knight and Archie Goodwin. This is because their key rookies/sophomores such as Ben Simmons, Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and Dario Saric are still bound for major improvements in the years to come.

Meanwhile, the Rockets got two losses from their projected wins though they only lost Clint Capela and K.J McDaniels in the trade. This is surprising since Nerlens Noel is in their lineup already. Noel is a better big man than Capela, while McDaniels is a young player who is still irrelevant in the league.

On the other hand, the Suns only achieved one loss from their projected number of wins. Just like the 76ers, Phoenix might also be heading that team’s way in terms of developing their players for the long-term.

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Phoenix only got Capela and McDaniels, but these two are still young and have untapped potential that could complement their key players such as Devin Booker, Eric Bledsoe and Alex Len in the future.

This NBA rumors report is far from happening right now, but these three teams might look into this deal if their 2016-2017 season started on the wrong note.

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