Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon

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Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#1 » by Swish1906 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:31 pm

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He wont sign the rookie extension and tells them he is signing the QO next summer to become an UFA in 2021.Rich Paul does the rest and tells in public that he wont re-sign with any team that trades for him except the Lakers.

Here we go...
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Post#3 » by donkeylips » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:37 pm

draymond, Morris twins, jr smith and Tristan Thompson should go there too
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#4 » by MikeM » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:37 pm

Hot Take: Simmons is useless on a team with Lebron.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#5 » by Dez » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:40 pm

No, no he won't.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#6 » by And1+2 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:40 pm

MikeM wrote:Hot Take: Simmons is useless on a team with Lebron.


Lol, he sure is.
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Post#7 » by Dr Aki » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:40 pm

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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#8 » by Roy The Natural » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:41 pm

Swish1906 wrote:Klutch client
Lakers fan, wanted to get picked by them

He wont sign the rookie extension and tells them he is signing the QO next summer to become an UFA in 2021.Rich Paul does the rest and tells in public that he wont re-sign with any team that trades for him except the Lakers.

Here we go...


If it happens... the next CBA will be BRUTAL. Might skip a whole season ironing out ways to prevent players from forcing their way out.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#9 » by Swish1906 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:42 pm

MikeM wrote:Hot Take: Simmons is useless on a team with Lebron.


Hot take:
Lebron is smart and cuts his minutes down to 30 a game. So plenty of minutes where Simmons runs the show without Lebron.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#10 » by igorbianch » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:42 pm

He won’t turn down a 150 million dollar extension and play 2 years “for free”.

AD, Kawhi did this because they already had a max contract, so money isn’t the priority anymore.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#11 » by igorbianch » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:43 pm

But yeah, he seems to want to be a LA/Laker badly.

He even dates a Kardashian.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#12 » by MikeM » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:43 pm

Swish1906 wrote:
MikeM wrote:Hot Take: Simmons is useless on a team with Lebron.


Hot take:
Lebron is smart and cuts his minutes down to 30 a game. So plenty of minutes where Simmons runs the show without Lebron.


Nice. So Simmons gets 18 minutes to handle the ball and spends the rest of the game in the dunker's spot clogging the lane. I'm sure everyone will be happy with that.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#13 » by will » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:44 pm

Ben Simmons got a J now?!?!?!??!?!?!

We see how things worked out with Lonzo.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#14 » by Karate Diop » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:44 pm

Legitimate Stars on rookie deals don't accept the QO. That's some 2K fantasy ish to think otherwise.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#15 » by substancej » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:45 pm

donkeylips wrote:draymond, Morris twins, jr smith and Tristan Thompson should go there too

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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#16 » by Swish1906 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:50 pm

MikeM wrote:
Swish1906 wrote:
MikeM wrote:Hot Take: Simmons is useless on a team with Lebron.


Hot take:
Lebron is smart and cuts his minutes down to 30 a game. So plenty of minutes where Simmons runs the show without Lebron.


Nice. So Simmons gets 18 minutes to handle the ball and spends the rest of the game in the dunker's spot clogging the lane. I'm sure everyone will be happy with that.


You do realize that Lebron is like 36 when/if this would happen and that the fit between the two guys are not the biggest concern if they could sign him to a 5y contract. He would be the longterm replacement of Lebron,

Father time is hitting strong around age 35-36, you could see it with all the guys. Dirk, Pau etc. Lebron had now his first bigger injury.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#17 » by Coeur » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:02 am

donkeylips wrote:draymond, Morris twins, jr smith and Tristan Thompson should go there too

I didn’t think of JR. yeah he is pretty likely to be headed to the Lakers.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#18 » by Spens1 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:15 am

With what trade assets exactly? Kuzma and who? we don't have much anymore, at least not enough for Simmons.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#19 » by Pharmcat » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:16 am

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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#20 » by Jimmy Recard » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:31 am

donkeylips wrote:draymond, Morris twins, jr smith and Tristan Thompson should go there too

A LeBron/Draymond/Davis front court would be nuts :o

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