Seth Curry and Andre Drummond will make their Nets debuts on Monday
A week ago, the Philadelphia 76ers employed Seth Curry as the starting shooter and Andre Drummond as Joel Embiid’s backup.
After going through a week filled with trade rumors and speculation, the rumors have finally come true. And the Brooklyn Nets’ interest in Curry and Drummond allowed Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey to do his dream job.
James Harden is a member of the Sixers, as is Paul Millsap. Meanwhile, Ben Simmons, Curry and Drummond will play for Brooklyn in the future. As expected, Simmons’ return to the field is going to take some time as he missed more than half of the season as he held off the 76ers.
Meanwhile, Curry and Drummond are set to make their Nets debuts on Monday.
When the Brooklyn Nets took on the Miami Heat on the road Saturday night, they didn’t have any of their latest acquisitions at their disposal. Although Curry and Drummond were healthy and were on the bench with their team at South Beach, the Sixers-Nets trade was technically incomplete as Harden and Millsap had yet to take their physicals.
Before the Sixers face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night, Harden and Millsap met their new teammates before undergoing their physicals. Then almost halfway through the Sixers-Cavaliers game, ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Harden and Millsap had passed their physicals and the trade was over.
Now Curry and Drummond are eligible to make their Nets debuts, and they’re set to do so on Monday night when Brooklyn takes on the Sacramento Kings.
According to Brooklyn’s Monday morning injury report, Curry and Drummond are not listed, which is a positive sign that they will be ready to play.
The Nets and Kings will announce at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Justin Grasso covers the Philadelphia 76ers for Sports Illustrated. You can follow him for live updates on Twitter: @JGrasso_.