FlyingArrow wrote:Negrodamus wrote:FlyingArrow wrote:
Markkanen might fit better with Embiid, too. He stretches the floor more than Tobias does. A couple years ago, he was seen as a future All-Star. He's probably a notch below Tobias right now in terms of player rankings, but I think they're about equal in the sense that they're both 50/50 to ever make an all-star team, and neither will be a regular there. Markkanen's youth gives him more value, so as players I have them about equal value. The question is whether anything can be done to make a trade work given Tobias' contract and Markkanen's status.
The problem with this scenario is that Embiid, Maxey, and I guess Shake will be our only offensive creators on this team which is... problematic to say the least.
Hopefully trading Simmons gets another creator.
I was actually hoping we'd sign Tobias to a huge contract back when we signed him. Signing him was a great idea if we were bringing back JJ and Jimmy, because that would've meant we were going over the cap and there was no way to sign a comparable replacement. I knew Tobias would be the most 'overpriced' of the 3, so I thought the Sixers might let him walk to be able to afford the other 2. Keeping JJ and Jimmy should have been priorities that offseason. Losing them and signing Al Horford was such a bad move. Tobias' huge contract only made sense if we had no other options because Jimmy and JJ pushed us over the cap. Giving Tobias that contract *and* signing Al *and* losing Jimmy and JJ... what an offseason.
So the contract was a mistake at the outset. But I don't quite get the need to trade Tobias now. His contract is terrible, but he's a quality player and we're over the cap. Since he has a terrible contract, it's hard (or impossible) to get back equal value.
I havenâ€™t heard a single remotely credible trade rumour about Tobias
Given his role in recruiting Danny, I fully expect him to be staying