What kind of POS is Morey? Simmons asked to be traded four months ago.
In that time he has turned down, Brogdan (+ pieces), McCollum (+pieces), and two unknown offers from Sacramento / Minnesota.
There are rumors that Sixers would only do the deal if Cade is included?
Morey reminds me of a crack head trying to sell a broken VCR for $100.
What other teams in the NBA have the salary or the roster fit/desire to trade for Simmons besides Kings, Blazers, Wolves? None. And I doubt the Pacers/Blazers would even consider a deal after Morey basically laughed at their other offers.
If Morey wants to trade with the Pistons here is the deal, take it or leave it:
Hayes/KO/Grant for Simmons, 1st, and two 2nds
If he doesnt want that we can move forward with our current tank a thon
Only positives I could see for getting Simmons:
- he is looking to rehab his career / image - Detroit a tanking team would be a great place to do it under the radar
- Pistons fans' love and respect defense and players that play hard - he would be well liked by all the fans unlike in Philly
- if he does play well, we can always flip him again to another team now for much higher value
That being said, i continue to maintain that the true best destination for Grant is Golden State.
Moody, Kuminga, Wiseman for Grant
Draymond has big pull in Golden State (after all he recruited KD) and him and Grant played together during the Olympics
Kuminga/Moody/Wiseman have contributed nothing to the Warriors and they have the best record in the league, adding Grant would only make them more unstoppable esp since he wont be asked to score just move the ball and play defense
We go into full tank mode with the #2, #7, and #14 draft picks
This is the deal Id rather see than Simmons who has too many question marks with his agent, his personality, his willingness to improve his game, etc etc.