Negrodamus wrote:Like Ben a lot, but games like this (against tougher matchups) just solidifies that if we can get Harden for Simmons and a few picks, we should do it immediately.
I didn’t even really need this game. I love Ben but James Harden is a hall of fame player, and still at that level. I have a feeling Harden fits in with this group seamlessly, and has two to three star years left. We will be pairing a better than Iverson electric star with Embiid. Pushing the chips in for two to three years of Embiid-Harden, then they will both be washed after that.
I understand the risk of moving a 25 year old, under better contract for more years, all-star, all-defensive player with a unique skillset. Nevertheless, I have to think Embiid, Harden, Tobias, Seth, Shake, Dwight, Green, and a few other can compete. Might be nice to get another vet defensive wing with Ben gone and Thybulle not looking ready, but I think Harden is worth the risk.