Where does this leave Ben Simmons?

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Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#1 » by Joshyjess » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:24 pm

Obviously there is a lot that we don't know, but assuming all the chatter that was going on is true - after the Sixers / Houston trade didn't go through, where does this leave Simmons?
Will this light a fire under him to try harder? Maybe even work on adding an outside shout? (kind of an "Oh yeah, I'll show them sort of thing)?
Will this make him upset, and not try very hard for Philly? (they don't want me, fine, I don't want them).
Will he want to be traded?
Or do you think this is just one of those things that professional athletes are used to dealing with (the possibilty of being traded), and not really affect him?

I can't really imagine what it's like to be in that kind of situation. I wonder how he will handle it.
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Post#2 » by meekrab » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:25 pm

I presume he'll continue playing basketball and making ridiculous amounts of money.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#3 » by madmaxmedia » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:26 pm

He's gonna tighten up and shoot less 3-pointers.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#4 » by Duffman100 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:28 pm

They keep him and turn and deal for Lowry is my guess.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#5 » by timO » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:29 pm

leave him in philly for 5 more years
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#6 » by pontius » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:31 pm

Shipped to Washington for Beal. :lol:
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#7 » by TheNewEra » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:35 pm

Don’t see a trade happening for him anytime soon now.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#8 » by picc » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:43 pm

Duffman100 wrote:They keep him and turn and deal for Lowry is my guess.


Is that what you want?

Serious question.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#9 » by Duffman100 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:50 pm

picc wrote:
Duffman100 wrote:They keep him and turn and deal for Lowry is my guess.


Is that what you want?

Serious question.


We're split on the Raptors board.

I think he's leaving and I think our season is over. So if Philly is willing to give us a 1st or Maxey or Thybulle. Sure, why not?
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#10 » by celticfan42487 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:56 pm

pontius wrote:Shipped to Washington for Beal. :lol:


This is... possible.

I mean there's no way they actually want to keep banging their heads against the wall of Simmons and Embiid together.

I think that's a reasonable trade.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#11 » by dakomish23 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:12 pm

If he goes on the market (won’t happen this year), DAL should go all in. Perfect fit with Luka and KP
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#12 » by dautjazz » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:12 pm

I can't believe the Sixers couldn't offer something better for Harden lol
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#13 » by Lou_23 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:58 pm

dautjazz wrote:I can't believe the Sixers couldn't offer something better for Harden lol
They could, they didnt want.
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Post#14 » by Tor_Raps » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:59 pm

In Philly? Lol
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#15 » by dans1230 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:06 pm

Lou_23 wrote:
dautjazz wrote:I can't believe the Sixers couldn't offer something better for Harden lol
They could, they didnt want.

I agree with this, i dont think theyd want to give up all the picks. Doc has always preached ball movement as part of his offensive philosphy, Harden doesnt share that same mindset. I dont thnk hes a "Doc" kind of player, and honestly i think Philly is better off.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#16 » by Bum Adebayo » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:08 pm

Nothing will happen, well outside of the usual, so lighting it up the month before all star game (the thing that motivates him like no tomorrow) and after that proceed to suck as always.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#17 » by VDT » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:13 pm

Duffman100 wrote:
picc wrote:
Duffman100 wrote:They keep him and turn and deal for Lowry is my guess.


Is that what you want?

Serious question.


We're split on the Raptors board.

I think he's leaving and I think our season is over. So if Philly is willing to give us a 1st or Maxey or Thybulle. Sure, why not?



I dont really see it. The Sixers would need to trade multiple starters just to match salaries (assuming they dont trade Harris) which would make the deal pointless. Then if the Raptors wanted some young players/picks it would lessen the appeal of the deal even more.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#18 » by indiegrind » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:39 pm

I think the Nets should trade Kyrie for him. He is already being a compete Diva, now he's the #3 option on the team with two other ball dominant and more popular superstars.

Ben is young, one of the top point guards in the league and has crazy size, crazy potential still, adds elite defense, and trying to prove himself and win. He is to me near perfect to pair with KD and Harden.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#19 » by NY 567 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:41 pm

He'll continue to be the most useless star in this league. A guy who needs the ball in his hands but isn't good enough to be a first or second option and has zero ability off the ball.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#20 » by Magiclee » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:00 am

Who cares? Ben Simmons is not good.

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