Pointgod wrote: agkagk wrote: Rodrickle wrote:
I think they have nice pieces to trade. And they could surely use his defense.
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Ya I donâ€™t get the narrative.
Beasley and Edwards for Simmons with Edwardâ€™s parlayed to a rebuilding team for a veteran starter.
Well the Wolves donâ€™t wonâ€™t to give up Towns, Edwards or Russell so what do they actually have after that? Not much. The easiest trade for both teams would be Russell and pieces for Simmons. 76ers get their allstar and additional assets. Wolves get their guy that can transform their defence. The only reason this wonâ€™t happen is because Russell is Townsâ€™ boy.
I thought Russell would be an all-star coming out of college because he had so much skill already at Ohio State (looked to be a really great flashy passer and 40% 3pt guy, it just hasn't translated) but his lack of defense and his ball stopping style just seem to have him written off by a lot of people. I wouldn't be 100% sure he wouldn't get benched in a tough playoff series for Curry's shooting or a developing Tyrese Maxey.
In theory, something like Russell and a 1st from Minny to Philly, Simmons to Minnesota and then a Minnesota firsts and Okogie to say OKC for Lu Dort (or any similar Minny pick and player to a rebuilding team for a wing who can start at the 3 for Philly) makes sense. But in practice, I'm not sure Philly would trust Russell for their title hopes over a guy like McCollum even though he's younger.