shrink wrote:The bottom line here is to rid ourselves of that bias, we have to accept what we choose to do. Anyone who thinks what Simmons does in PHI is purely situational, and couldn’t happen here, is unintentionally deluding themselves.
Of course it could
happen here. But that doesn't mean it would
happen here. That's where it seems the line is drawn.
Any player on any day for any reason could
choose not to play. So should the team never draft or sign or trade for another player ever again?.
This is a classic logical fallacy, trying to expand an argument to a ridiculous degree to dismiss it. Reductio ad absurdum.
Also, Simmons ACTUAL HISTORY makes him more likely to choose not to play, versus the thousands of players that haven’t already done it a first time.
Off-court issues shouldn't affect the on-court value of a player to a franchise
Be real. This happens all the time, including right now with Simmons, when he literally isn’t getting on the court.