8305 wrote: Wizop wrote:
8305 wrote:Should we at least kick the idea of Ben Simmons around.
I don't like his contract but if we're kicking tires, I'd rather see him with Sabonis than Turner. Simmons would bring defense so I'd keep our offensive center.
I think Simmons and Sabonis are redundant on offense. If you're going to bring him in give him the best opportunity to succeed and for me that would mean get that center out of his way, surround him with shooters and create an elite defensive team.
I would tend to agree here. Though, it would clearly require a 3 team (or more) trade, as there’s no way Philly should value Sabonis with Embiid/Harris already there. They’ve learned that Harris should be played at the 4, instead of the 3.
Realistically, Philly would/should be after Malcolm Brogdon, though if we acquired Simmons, Brogdon would be a key piece to keep around Simmons. Salary wise, it’s also tough that if we dealt Lamb with a Sabonis or Brogdon, we’d box ourselves out at not realistically having the ability to keep Warren at year’s end. I think it’d have to be one of the bigs (Sabonis or Turner) and one of the guards (Brogdon or Levert) for Simmons, but with a cost-controlled type guard coming back, too.
I think Philly is going to have to move on from Simmons this year. I don’t think they’re going to have to fire sell him though.