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

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

Post#21 » by Black Mage » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:38 am

If this actually happened then Adam Silver would have to block all trades to the Lakers and reduce their cap space by 20-30 million as a punishment of continued open tampering by Lebron's Agent. It would just be an ugly look for the league.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#22 » by Michael Lucky » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:40 am

Even in that scenario, Lakers aren't likely to have cap space that summer.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#23 » by Michael Lucky » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:41 am

Black Mage wrote:If this actually happened then Adam Silver would have to block all trades to the Lakers and reduce their cap space by 20-30 million as a punishment of continued open tampering by Lebron's Agent. It would just be an ugly look for the league.

Good Luck holding a team accountable for an agent's actions.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#24 » by marcush » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:44 am

If you think that scenario is likely.....then I really hope you do not provide financial advice in your job.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#25 » by The_Hater » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:47 am

I’m trying to think of a worse situation for Simmons skill set then playing alongside Bron and AD?

They’re not going to run much and Bron will run the offence in the half court.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#26 » by GregOden » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:52 am

Lakers don't need a 6'9 Rondo.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#27 » by Kordic27 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:55 am

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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.


Exactly this. Owners will be willing to punt seasons if another player forces a trade and essentially says they’ll play in only one place, while under contract.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#28 » by spikeslovechild » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:56 am

He can't force **** for 5 years. Dumb take
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#29 » by will » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:56 am

Ben Simmons joining the Lakers to play the Power Forward spot.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#30 » by clyde21 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:59 am

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


this is more of a lukewarm take :)
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#31 » by jokeboy86 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:53 am

Not now but after his rookie extension I could see it. He strikes me as the type that eventually would want to either be the guy on his own team or at least in L.A. if he’s not. Plus does anybody really trust Embiid’s health’s and if you’re Simmons how long to you want to tie your future to it.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#32 » by James40 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:43 am

I’ll worry about Simmons leaving when he figures out how to score from 4ft and beyond.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#33 » by GreatWhiteStiff » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:02 am

Can Klutch Sports convince him to make a freaking jumpshot?
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#34 » by omerome » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:03 am

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...

So Simmons will play off the ball? I'm curious to see how glorious that will be.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#35 » by BallSacBounce » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:08 am

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...

Zero chance. WTF would the Lakers be able to trade to get him?

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

Post#36 » by PhilBlackson » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:12 am

Flat earth to OP...the Lakers have nothing left to trade.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#37 » by Hroz » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:12 am

Simmons needs to force himself into a team that's needs a ball handler and got a lot of shooters
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#38 » by Optms » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:13 am

I don't know about Simmons to LA but I saw Simmons bolting whatever team he landed on long before the draft. He is so the type. Brace yourself Sixer fans. Better yet, better start exploring trades while his value is at its peak.
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#39 » by whocurrz » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:28 am

Possible but although Paul would love to make deals that benefit him and Lebron (like AD) he still worries about himself more and uses Lebron as leverage. So he’ll more likely take the guarantees max money and then force something. Probably will be after Lebron retires tho
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Re: Hot Take: Ben Simmons forcing his way to the Lakers soon 

Post#40 » by HMFFL » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:31 am

I'm not impressed until he actually develops range and a 3-pointer. Maybe I'm old school.

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