DCZards wrote:queridiculo wrote:gambitx777 wrote:I absolutely hate Ben Simmons. He's a good kid , not as douchy as LeBron. But man the kid will not shoot the ball and he can't hit free throws. A shooter that bad is never gonna be an above average shooter. And he's injury prone. No thank you.
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You're willing to trade Beal for RJ Barrett and a bunch of meaningless picks but you'll balk at a deal that returns a soon to be 25 year old perennial All-Star and DPOY finalist?
That makes sense...
Like Beal, Simmons will never be the best player on a championship team. Ben is just too limited offensively.
If you trade for Simmons you better be prepared to build a team of great perimeter shooters around him.
Be that as it may, the name of the game is extending your assets and not pissing them away like a drunken sailor.
Simmons plays winning basketball despite being an abysmal shooter.
He's a foundational piece you can build around and that's what you're hoping for when you move somebody of Beal's caliber.