Sometimes all you can do is shake your head and laugh. As the long offseason slowly treads along for the majority of the league, trade proposals are flying around, and the San Antonio Spurs aren't immune from being involved in some terrible offers.
By now, we know the Spurs are hardly ever involved in blockbuster-level trades, although their dealing of Derrick White in February is as close as they've come to one recently. Still, some outlets that specialize in endless trade suggestions have been including San Antonio in some wacky scenarios. One, in particular, caught my eye on Tuesday.
In an article entitled 3 ideal Tobias Harris trade scenarios from the Philadelphia 76ers, Sportsnaut definitely focused on the 'ideal for 76ers' part and nothing else, proposing this trade:
Before diving into your reactions, let's just look at some of the commentary as to why this would be a 'good' trade. "Is Murray a star in the traditional sense of the word? No," it read. "He’s a great all-around player and a typical No. 3 option for a contending team."
First of all, wildly untrue. Secondly, exactly what number option is Tobias Harris, the supposed gem of this trade for San Antonio? The author then goes on to state the Spurs would demand Tyrese Maxey in such a trade but that the 76ers wouldn't do that for anything less than a top-20 NBA player. I just don't even know where to begin with that one.
As I like to do, I threw the wild idea out to you guys on Twitter and got some expectedly entertaining responses.
Spurs fans react to a horrific trade proposal
I think it's safe to say the Spurs wouldn't even trade their rising All-Star for the 30-year-old power forward that's still owed nearly $80 million straight up. I also think it's fair to state that the season Murray just had is better than any Harris has had in his 11-year-career. The suggestion that he's not even worth Tyrese Maxey actually causes me physical pain.
It makes me feel a little better that this particular article wasn't only trying to swindle the Spurs, as an equally upsetting proposal was made for Timberwolves fans as well.
I have a feeling if the 76ers' front office was this talented at making moves, the process would've paid off by now.