ProcessDoctor wrote:youngcrev wrote:ProcessDoctor wrote:
It would be tough to win with how bad our defense would be though. I'd trade either Thybulle or Richardson, but not both. Harris + Thybulle + OKC 1st for Beal?
If you can get Beal without giving up Embiid or Simmons (I don't think they have enough), you do it and figure out your supporting cast later.
Normally, I would agree with this principle but JRich and Thybulle are probably two of the top-10 the best perimeter defenders in the league. Beal has been a huge negative on defense since his rookie year, we have to pair him with someone really good to win a championship.
Edit: one big hold-up for Beal is his injury history though. A team with Embiid, Beal, Richardson has some serious health concerns.
He's missed 12 games total in the past 4 seasons. I think he's beyond the injury concerns that were talked about around the time he signed his contract.
The Wizards are an awful defensive team. I don't think that's Beal's fault. I'm also not all that worried about defense from a primary scoring perimeter option, particularly when my other 2 stars are elite defenders.
Richardson and Thybulle are nice role players and if you could keep one, great, but defensive role players are nowhere near as difficult to acquire as actual star players. You put together your big 3 and then figure things out from there. It's not even like you'd be looking at a tight window to compete.