Where does this leave Ben Simmons?

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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#41 » by Ellington » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:24 am

Doc Rivers needs to demand that Simmons takes a huge part on Sixers offence and shoots the damn ball, ideally 15-20 shots per game
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#42 » by Ryoga Hibiki » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:25 am

in Philly, i guess

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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#43 » by kombayn » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:28 am

Sixers are playing good. Just keep on rolling. We have to see how the Nets play out. Kyrie apparently isn't a fan of Steve Nash being hired as the head coach and knowing him, he's probably pissed they brought in Harden. They play the same position.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#44 » by TheBullsDynasty » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:36 am

This is actually better for him. He would've been a terrible fit with Wall. 2 guards that can't shoot, think about that. I'm not saying he is a good fit with Embiid, because they're not, but they're still a better fit.

He is going to have this same exact problem wherever he goes unless he comes a capable shooter, or a team builds a roster around him and surrounds him with knockdown shooters. So he might as well stay in Philly.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#45 » by TheNG » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:53 am

It leaves him as a player which is worth less than Oladipo in the free market (unlike this forum where he was ranked the 19th best player in the league).
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#46 » by GWVan » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:23 pm

Depressed that he didn't get traded
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#47 » by Lalouie » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:24 pm

the sixers ended up not giving into hou which essentially means they valued simmons more than harden.

so simmons is as comfy as a baby with a pacifier
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#48 » by jsierra1985 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:27 pm

continue being literally the most overrated player in the NBA
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#49 » by dautjazz » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:08 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.
Then I guess it's 1st and 2nd round exits forever instead of raising that ceiling.
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im 20, and i did grow up watching MJ play in the 90's.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#50 » by Lou_23 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:44 pm

dautjazz wrote:
Lou_23 wrote:
dautjazz wrote:I can't believe the Sixers couldn't offer something better for Harden lol
They could, they didnt want.
Then I guess it's 1st and 2nd round exits forever instead of raising that ceiling.


Yeah, because if you dont trade for Harden, you cant do other trades the next years.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#51 » by longtallbrad » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:02 pm

I'd love to see Simmons in Denver, but not at the cost of MPJ and without him the Nuggets don't have enough to offer.

In any case, the Sixers appear to be better now than last year. Better ball movement and floor spacing. I know it's still early in the season, but I wouldn't be surprised to see them in the ECF.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#52 » by dhsilv2 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:06 pm

Likely just stay a top 20 player in the league and remain on a team due in part to him that has a real title shot? I dunno...that?
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#53 » by Brooklyn91 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:32 pm

indiegrind wrote: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.

If we trade Kyrie, it’s gonna be for depth, not somebody who can’t shoot :lol: we need defense but a couple of defensive wings.

And I doubt Philly wants Kyrie anyway. That’s just a waste of Joel’s prime. If in some crazy world the 76ers do want him

Kyrie for Ben, maxey, thybulle straight up. Contracts match too
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#54 » by Lucas Mileib » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:46 pm

Trade him for Irving
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#55 » by Raps in 4 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:51 pm

Lucas Mileib wrote:Trade him for Irving


That would be a great trade for both teams.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#56 » by dautjazz » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:46 am

Lou_23 wrote:
dautjazz wrote:
Lou_23 wrote:They could, they didnt want.
Then I guess it's 1st and 2nd round exits forever instead of raising that ceiling.


Yeah, because if you dont trade for Harden, you cant do other trades the next years.


Looks like the Rockets refused to trade Harden to the Sixers because of Fertitta's relationship with Morey, but if the trade were ever on the table, the Sixers would of been fools to not pull the trigger. There may be trades in the future, but Harden is a superstar, FAR better than Simmons, and Simmons will never reach that level since offensive game is extremely limited. Trades this lobisdded don't come around very often. I doubt Simmons makes massive strides in the next 4-5 years offensively if he has made none after 4 years in the NBA. If the Sixers could of gotten Harden, it probably would of made them favorites, now they are just on the next tier of teams that could potentially reach the ECF to get destroyed by the Nets.
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by gomeziee on 21 Jul 2013 00:53

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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#57 » by dautjazz » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:54 am

Lucas Mileib wrote:Trade him for Irving


Not sure the Sixers would want to the locker room drama that comes with Irving, but when healthy Irving is definitely the better player and makes more as a pairing with the Sixers.

If the Nets are trying to get rid of the headcase that Irving is, then this would be a good return. Irving and Harden might not work out because they are essentially a two PG backcourt and are at their best when playing the PG role, on the other hand, Simmons would probably be best to just play forward, and he can play point forward when Harden is out.

I could see this trade working out for both teams.
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How old are you, just curious.

by gomeziee on 21 Jul 2013 00:53

im 20, and i did grow up watching MJ play in the 90's.
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#58 » by Gabe Ball » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:56 am

Not getting traded, I'd like to think he'll go the opposite direction and try harder in-game
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Re: Where does this leave Ben Simmons? 

Post#59 » by Phreak50 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:21 am

Gabe Ball wrote:Not getting traded, I'd like to think he'll go the opposite direction and try harder in-game


Two airball threes today and a horrible pass instead of taking the game winner today sums up Simmons right now.

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