jbent87 wrote:Bucksfan28 wrote:Kobblehead wrote:I've been advocating an Embiid for Towns swap with the intent on optimizing Ben Simmons for years.
It's just not going to happen, though. Embiid means too much to the fanbase, city and organization. Only way he gets moved is if he demands a trade.
That's the part I seemingly underestimated. I get it though.
yeah its also just one of those things where he'll never be worth his maximum value to another team. Because they'll want to use their leverage in a hypothetical conversation here of "well, if you're even having this conversation he must have had a setback, or you guys think he's going to get injured again and don't have confidence in him staying healthy..." its just never going to be a fully honest and appropriate conversation. If Embiid is health he's one of the guys who is untouchable. If you're putting his name out in trade talks, there must be something wrong. You would probably feel the same way with Giannis.
Bingo. Sensed that immediately and so ended the inquiry.
You guys have a hell of a squad. I was most afraid of this matchup entering the POs and you still have what I'd consider the two most important core pieces (again, big Simmons fan). If everyone is healthy these games should be fun.