Midw35t wrote: Wolveswin wrote:
Yeah, I realize I misread. Was entirely focused on the trade proposal guards, not that it was to facilitate a 3 team deal for Simmons.
Even so, we are not landing Simmons without giving up the #1 pick.
That is the point of this thread.
#1 to 76ers
What else to 76ers?
3rd team is needed. See the post you responded to.
I did not interpret that which you intended.
But you did not clarify that it was a second deal for a player + #1.
I'm not giving up #1, #17, JJ, Culver (whom Rosas traded up for at #6) for Simmons. I think Simmons does not fit with DLO. Simmons would be great defensively, but he needs the balls in his hands to be effective. So does DLO. Otherwise Simmons amounts to nothing on offense.
I would prefer to see the franchise surround DLO and KAT with shooters and at least one rim protecting big/wing.
I didn’t clarify because whole thread is based on #1 for Simmons (them maybe wanting Ball). And the idea of a third team is to get something besides the #1 76ers would want using all the other assets required to get Simmons (Culver, #17, etc.).
If Rosas can get Simmons for just #1, that is great. I don’t think that idea is living in reality. It will take all Wolves assets and still might not even be enough.
As for fit, kind of a thread discussion in itself. Personally I think Simmons and Russell would compliment each other very well.
Russell is ball in hand player, but more of a dribbler in the half court set. He isn’t a lead or true bring the ball up kind of PG (being in transition or the set). Simmons excels at that. He is a true transition PG — just happens to be 6’10. He can handle those duties and let Russell be a off guard in transition.
And when the game slows to a half court set, Russell takes over. Simmons then makes his way to the paint. Most likely wide open because Towns is roaming for his 10+ 3 pointers per game and Hernangomez can be spotted up in corner.