Players out (position, rating, contract length/value, age):
Richaun Holmes PF 76 1yr + 1 team/$1.4M 23, Jerryd Bayless PG 73 2yrs/$17.5M 29, '18 2nd round pick
Serge Ibaka PF 80 3 yrs/$65M 28, Delon Wright PG 73 1 yr + 1 team/$1.6M
Why it makes sense:
The trade with the Toronto Raptors makes the Sixers better right now, even gives them a chance to make the playoffs this season. By trading two bench players and a draft pick you get a backup point guard with the same rating and a reliable defender, who also really improves your offensive game.
Ibaka is still just 28, which will make him a vital contributor throughout his whole deal. After joining the Sixers he immediately becomes the team's best inside and mid-range shooter, and with the open three-point shot rated at 83, he deserves consideration for the team's best second-third scoring option as well.