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MLB players vote to end lockout and salvage season
"Josh Rowntree there will be a major league baseball season the players voted Thursday to accept management's latest offer free new labor deal paving the way to end a ninety nine day lock out and salvage a one hundred sixty two game season the agreement calls for the luxury tax threshold the rise the minimum salary will increase a new fifty million dollar bonus pool was established for players not yet eligible for arbitration in the playoff field will expand from ten to twelve teams it was an emotional night in the NBA is Ben Simmons returned to Philadelphia to a cascade of boos Simmons however did not see the floor as he recovers from a back injury instead Kevin Durant poured in twenty five points as Brooklyn one one twenty
Durant, Nets rout 76ers in Simmons' return to Philadelphia
"Kevin Durant scored eighteen of his thirty four points in a dominating first half before the nets completed a one twenty nine one hundred blowout win over the seventy Sixers you just talk to some bigger to be gone when the game started so I would love to play felt like it was something that I feel like at that point it's the big night Maxine or somehow it was it was like night Seth curry added twenty four points and Kyra Irving had twenty two for the nets who led seventy two fifty one at halftime and were up by thirty two in the second half former sixer Ben Simmons was booed as he watched from the nets bench recovering from a back injury it was his first game back in Philly since being traded last month Joel Embiid had twenty seven points and twelve rebounds for the Sixers but James harden finished with just eleven points I'm Dave very
Curry leads new-look Nets in 109-85 rout of Kings
"Seth curry scored twenty three points in his nets debut a one oh nine eighty five route of the kings and most of here it was made easy guys come in you know that said early even though they've been on ten eleven those game losing streak energy's been great curry was one of five nets who finished in double figures Bruce brown set season highs with nineteen points six assists and five steals lamarcus Aldridge finished with nineteen points Ken Thomas added fourteen off the bench and Andre Drummond contributed eleven points in his first game for Brooklyn helping the nets ended eleven game losing streak curry Drummond and Ben Simmons were required in the deal that sent James harden to the seventy Sixers last week the Arent fox had twenty six points for Sacramento I'm the ferry
"ben simmons" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"That would be bizarre. So I had not heard that. Yeah, well, you're like my brain with that one. That is very weird. Mine is very close to that, though. Okay. And I said it a few months ago and the response was not smiled upon. But Ben Simmons for LeBron James. Like, it just makes a lot of sense. It does. I could break the case right now as I could a few months ago. The Lakers are doing nothing. Let's just be absolutely clear. They have no, they're not going to win the championship this season. I'm sorry. She's not going to happen. The sixers, okay. If you are the Lakers and you are stuck, and you I'm not moving, I'm not, by the way, I'm not trading Anthony Davis from the Lakers. That's like the one thing I'm just like absolutely not doing. 'cause he's very good. But if you are the Lakers and you're the Lakers and LeBron James who is 37 years old, he's playing tremendous basketball but he's 37 and has recently said that if his son, when his son gets into the NBA, if he's not in LA, then LeBron's out of LA, blah, blah, blah. You're not wearing this title this year. You're probably not gonna be better next year. I would imagine, because Russell Westbrook will probably still be on your roster unless she traded him for John wall. And LeBron will be 38 then. It's like, let's just get ten years younger or something like that. How much older is LeBron and Ben Simmons? Ten, 11, 12 years, something like that. Let's just get younger. And we'll have Simmons. We'll have Davis, that'll be our duo. And we'll go from there, going forward. And that's like that is that makes a lot of sense to me. And if you're the sixers, you're like, we just won the championship this season, and they probably would win the championship this season. If they had LeBron and Joel embiid. So that's the trade. I love it. I come for me haters. It's a perfect trade. I'm sorry. I like that you threw it out there again after being met with skepticism by your listeners. Yeah. Yeah, I mean, look, from the sixers perspective, they're getting exactly zero zero from Ben Simmons right now, except for the monetary recuperation that you had mentioned. So yeah, if you could add arguably the greatest player of all time, yes, please. I think LeBron being the shadow general manager of the Lakers would be reluctant to trade LeBron the player out of Los Angeles to Philadelphia. But can I ask why? Because he lives in a team..
"ben simmons" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Okay, I want to twist this around real quick because we don't usually ask questions that are about the interest of the player. We always talk about team building and what makes a good fit where blah, blah, blah. Yeah. I'm thinking about it as I was talking about Portland. I spoke about how that would be a really good fit for Ben Simmons. Is there a team out there if you are Ben Simmons or you are Ben Simmons agent or you are Ben Simmons brother or whatever that you're looking at a team in a situation in a roster in a city, and you're like, this is the best situation for Ben Simmons. Ben Simmons ends up here. His career will get back to, we'll go get back on track and we'll get back to where it was a couple of years ago or I guess just last year. Back to being an all NBA contender back to being a perennial all star, back to being on a team contributing in a team in a way where his flaws are masked and his strengths are accentuated. Is there a team out there that you think is just so supremely wonderful for him? I mean, there is a team, but I feel like I'd really have to go through each team and think about this because I'm doing it on the fly here. But and this is such a cop out, but imagining him in the draymond role. He would be great. We were younger, bigger draymond. That'd be awesome, but that's a cop out because it's the warriors and they're like one of one in the NBA. Who else it's a wonderful environment? It's an awesome Vancouver. He'd fit in well because, you know, you've got the shooters and stuff and clay. And for him to play the draymond role, he would be great in the Trayvon role. I don't know that I'm thinking about other teams that. A lot of teams could use a Ben Simmons caliber, but like real theme of your question is, you know, what benefits him, right? And that's a different equation. Yes. And I have an answer. Please tell me. First of all, I don't understand. I don't think the trade is going to happen now for a few reasons, but before the season began or a week into the season, I was like,.
"ben simmons" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"The fact that he just sat out this whole season and then came back and just picked up like nothing happened. It's like remarkable. I don't understand, but he's really good still. He's incredible. Very, very good. He's incredible, yeah. It was just a basketball and you knew he was going to play and you knew he was going to stick around, then the answer is yes, but it's not. It's not just basketball. And there's so many variables that need to be considered when you're working through this equation that I would be very surprised if that's something that more would entertain. But my main thing and again, I don't think that it'd be really surprising to me if more you could pull off something big buy Thursday because it feels like all of this got started a little late. But my point overarchingly is that I trust that Daryl morey has a plan. He's been one of the best general managers in the NBA since 2006. His considerably smarter than I am. And I just believe that he's got an idea of what a reasonable equitable return on Simmons is. And if he can't get it by Thursday, I'm confident he'll get it in the off season. So this brings us naturally segueing us into these other questions that I have. We're professionals. Look at that. Obviously do this for a living. Yeah. First time I've ever been on a pod already work in the weave together. You and I do in the pick and roll. Amazing, amazing stuff. Rohan is just sweating right now. Wherever he is listening to this episode. You would never do him ever. I'm just keeping the seat warm. No. Now he's untreatable. So at the top of the show, you mentioned a few rumored packages for Simmons. You know, they're going back to the pacers deal. There's a whole bunch out there that have been reported that have been shot down over the past few months. I'm curious though right now with the deadline a couple days away, besides James Harden, who everyone is kind of locked in laser focused on, just what is the most ideal package, Philadelphia can get for Ben Simmons before the trade deadline passes, do you think? You know, I thought that the package of haliburton and Harrison Barnes and healed makes so much sense just from a basketball perspective. That's a great package. Yeah, now supposedly it was something in that neighborhood and then the sixers wanting way more on top. But just from a basket, like if you're talking about the sixers competing this season, you add in, you know, like you've got tyrese maxi yet and Halliburton and they're sharing minutes and all of a sudden on your point guard situations shored up, I love Harris and Barnes. I think he's so underrated. He can do so many things for you and now all of a sudden like that Tobias Harris stanny green wing situation that has not worked out incredibly well, where Tobias Harris has not had his best season and his struggle and he hasn't as good a defender as Harrison Barnes is. Harrison Barnes is just like that glue guy who can do all of the things you want on the wing and doesn't get nearly enough credit. And then heals the killer shooter. I mean, what wouldn't you want in those three from the sixers perspective? I think that that fits perfectly. But that's just a basketball consideration..
"ben simmons" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
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"ben simmons" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"So just get them. Ray J's company. I didn't even know that. Oh, really? Yeah. I mean, that should be enough. All you need to know is that it's ray J's company. That guy knows music, you know, sound audio all that stuff. And I would just say go for it. Thanks. I'm Jimmy toscano knows. Of course I say the wrong thing. No, he's got the goods. Right, it just don't let Bobby say he hates it like he does with our other sponsors. You know? I'm all for it. All right, ready? Here we go. Marcus smart for OBJ. Who says no, right? This story is going to blow away tomorrow, huh? No. Honestly, I don't think OBJ's coming. You don't think so? Nah, he already said his preference to Seattle I'd be stun if it doesn't happen. But you Smith whatever. Anyway. Rusev russes back this week. Oh, great. All right. So what happened today, the Internet exploded as it does every single time that the Celtics are tied to reports of Ben Simmons. There was a story in the afternoon. I got a zanis called this morning and every day I get this call. I'm like, what's happened now? So the arc of this story is shams at ten o'clock. Post a story that where the Ben Simmons trade market is. And Celtics are interested, okay? Interesting. That's it. Just throws it in. Among other teams. But the Celtics have inquired in our interested, but talks have gone. Talks have gone nowhere and yet you should inquire about everybody always at all times. You should never not inquire about a day. Have the conversation? Yes, oh, you're selling this $2 million house? Would you take 5? Would you take it for a 100,000? No. All right, cool. Have the conversation, though, okay? So that happens and then obviously the Internet explodes in every green tumor is like no. Never. And sorry, the report says the report says, and it doesn't even say anything other than obviously in order to make this work, the sellers would have to throw in someone like jaylen Brown because they just don't have other matching pieces, which we know. You're not picking up the phone and saying, I'll give you Marcus and nee Smith and whatever. It's just not gonna happen. So every time Simmons name comes up times the Celtics Jalen gets attached. The Internet explodes every Twitter into a tizzy. Oh my God, the worst thing ever. How short would this conversation be? It was ridiculous. We never happened. Never ever ever. This is sit down. And they're like, right, right guys? Right? And then a bunch of national people weigh in and say, I can see this working out and then that makes the Celtics fans even frothier and then a bunch of Celtics media go and they get people on the salts to say these rumors are untrue. We've seen this cycle, and it's fine. It's just happens. So we have to before we have any conversation we have to put in this disclaimer. Not a single member of the garden report advocates a straight up trade. There you go. For Ben Simmons versus jaylen Brown. So anything we say moving forward are hypothetical discussions that we're going to have for the purposes of discussion..
Embiid, Curry lead short-handed 76ers past DeRozan, Bulls
"Joe well indeed had eighteen points nine rebounds and seven assists in his return to the lineup guiding the seventy Sixers to a one oh three ninety eight victory over the bulls Seth curry scored twenty two and hit a crucial jumper late after Chicago arrays to twelve point fourth quarter deficit even a simple men's means trying to tack on a ball and it was out of not my job to just moving on to the next person Georgie hang added eighteen points for the seventy Sixers who have won four in a row despite playing without Tobias Harris Danny green and Ben Simmons the bulls fell to six into despite the martyr Rosen's game high thirty seven points Zach lavine's scored twenty seven for Chicago I'm Dave Ferrie
Durant's triple-double rallies Nets past 76ers 114-109
"Kevin Durant had a triple double in the nets closed on a sixteen one run to beat the seventy Sixers one fourteen one oh nine Taran had twenty nine points fifteen rebounds and twelve assists for the nets who trailed by fourteen before getting their first win he finished ten for ten from the line including to the clinch the win James harden dropped in twenty points to help Brooklyn come back from a one await ninety eight deficit Tobias Harris and Seth curry each scored twenty three points for the Sixers who again played without Ben Simmons Joel Embiid scored nineteen points on a sore right knee suffered against New Orleans in the opener I'm the ferry
Joel Embiid, Furkan Korkmaz help 76ers beat Pelicans 117-97
"Joe well unbeaten for Concorde must each scored twenty two points is a seventy Sixers coasted to a one seventeen ninety seven when it in Orleans and beat also finished with twelve rebounds and court my string four three pointers in the fourth quarter to help Philly pull away right now Doug is trusting me he's given me a lot of confidence to like he wants me to make a play you just don't want to score you just want me to make a play for the others I think of this year especially I understand that much better than last year's court mais nailed three threes in less than a minute to put the Sixers up ninety two seventy nine that was part of a twenty two to run that iced the victory the Sixers were without disgruntled guard Ben Simmons who was suspended for the game for conduct detrimental to the team Brandon Ingram led the pelicans with twenty five points I'm Dave Ferrie
76ers boot Simmons from practice, suspend him for 1 game
"The seventy Sixers have suspended guard Ben Simmons for their season opener after he declined to fully participate in practice is returning to the team Simmons refused to play as a full participant in Tuesday's work out a day after he lingered outside a team huddle and mostly stayed alone in a corner without talking to teammates team captain Jo Ellan beat says he's tired of babysitting Simmons unless he wants to listen he does whatever he wants that's not my job more the focus on trying to make a decision about Simmons has not talked publicly since his offseason trade request I'm Dave Ferrie
"ben simmons" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"I try to think what else is accidentally got here to do. A preview. all does whatever little early for nba preview. We dare you weed out there yet. But i will say rich. Made sure whoever's side put his word out they was going to get the word out now. What it didn't own now. Ben simmons not come to training camp and part of what makes that interesting is. If ben simmons just hadn't showed up and nobody said anything outside of the nba twitter we anybody know because nobody cares about nba training camp. You know what i'm saying. That's not nobody that's just not a thing that people really pay a great deal of attention to a busy been late. Nfl at all if they put this out auto saturday night during the nfl season. I might not even know. He ate cub news dump. I mean here's the other part of it curious what you think. Well if you're the seventy sixers are you finding benson's as point you can but it's not gonna do anything because what it does is you five. Ben simmons it allows him to just put middle finger right in your eye right. I have been on his instagram story. Just literally setting money on fire now because someone brought that up to me. Yes they should find him. You don't come to work. You know have a backbone. I'm like yeah but anyhow this nba works. And that ain't gonna help you make a trade. Here's the thing. If the over under on ben simmons trade is christmas. What are you taking before. I think it'll be untenable light because the season starts in the middle of october our no if they can live with two months like this one way or another because as much as i say this if they do start losing without simmons i say that the losses themselves don't matter but don't nobody feel like being on a team that's losing right like nobody wants any part of that so if they go out there and they start losing trading. Ben simmons is not going to make them better than they would be with. Ben simmons but trading. Ben simmons will make them better than they would be without. Ben simmons So if he does not gonna play and they're going to have to wind making a move. Darrell darrell swallow pride on this man. Yes he is or get the pieces and try to turn it into something by february. We'll see his thing. The only way. He trades ben. Simmons for parts is if he has another move on the back end. Right moore is the guy that is desperately waiting. Let's be honest he's waiting damien love to come out and say a. Aw it's been real. ceo portland. Except i don't think that's gonna happen this year or no time like in the immediate future. And if he does say i want out you know the place that he's not going to philly ain't going app. Feel very confident. That i know the one place that damian lillard ask out the he'll be trying to call does it have a correlation with snoop dogg coming in and crushing the buildings. Yes i'm saying. He come in rye here. He wanna go somewhere new york city right. Now is a wide open for the superstar. Who wants to do it right like if you make that decision that you wanna be that guy you can come here and look it would help if you wanna championship but if you just give them some great games in the garden. I can't explain to people what you will be in this city. If that happens this is the thing to realize. I think about the knicks when new york. That's easy to forget. Which is the knicks. Were the only thing to everybody had in common and even to this day. I still say that because i don't have a foothold yet right. Like nets fans are fans who were nets fans where they were in new jersey. They still don't have that thing going in that way. But in the towns of me walking around this city and you know people stop them. Meet and talk about stuff..
"ben simmons" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"Hello, everybody. Welcome back to the NBA front office show. We're taking you around the NBA talking about some of the biggest news stories of the day. I guess we'll kick things off where else would we be, but Ben Simmons as the world turns. Keith. I'm ready for this trade just to go down. I'm ready for this to happen and us to know where Ben Simmons is because it sounds like if it doesn't, the 76ers are gonna be in a real tough situation. Yeah, the update from Mark Stein today of substack now Mark Stein updated that all signs point to Simmons is still not coming to camp when it opens next week..
"ben simmons" Discussed on The Jump
"Kyrie. Irving with anthony davis with several years left on their deal there pressing the eject button as i mentioned with loge and ben simmons trade value was probably at its lowest coming out of those finals. Out of the play offs rather. And you're talking about how the mood around him he. He just looked selfish. So how do you evaluate his trade value right now. I mean obviously this local been is still an all star accountable. Play okay. He didn't make all star team last year. He's still a guy in the right system. That could go out. Dan give you eighteen seventy seven at night right. He did lead the nba Orders so on the right situation i think. Best simmons of be just fine. I just think last year when you look at ben simmons. It started in the playoffs. He lost his confidence throughout the season. And say that is because joanna beat was the guy that was featured. Ben simmons was the guy that was abandoned facilitator and when you play that way throughout the course of the season you can't expect the guy like sanders just the targeted audience. Jock adama guy that already lack confidence shooting the ball and then the scorn threat anyway so at the end of the day i think he still has a lot of value. Because ben simmons steelers. God that jacques yet but even touched this yet so i think that really can't get back some things but they're just not gonna get back with the wall and what they want is an mvp caliber player all. I don't know if they're gonna get to your point on players holding out. We saw james harden last year. Have a brief hold out of training camp and he showed up and kind took a lax approach to plane then ultimately got traded. But if ben simmons doesn't have james harden trade value so we will see speaking of the nets. We are four weeks from the regular season.
Houston Rockets, John Wall Working to Find Trade Deal
"Keith, let's start things off with John wall, a Houston rocket for now. But will not be a Houston rocket into the future. It sounds like he is going to be treatable. The rockets are hoping. They're hoping anyway. Let's get into that. What's going to happen here? The rockets, John wall working together to try to find a trade and he will not play any more games for Houston. Yeah, so this is that working together part is where it's very different from the 76ers and Ben Simmons who are not exactly working together. They're kind of working apart right now. So it sounds like by all accounts John wall has been very good in his time in Houston. He's been somebody that the younger players have really come to rely on for leadership. He's been a great leader for them. In the rockets are looking at insane. Look, we have a ton of guards that we want to play young guards to Kevin Porter junior, jaylen green, Josh Christopher, just adding in the last couple of years. Kyrie Thomas, who we picked up on a late season edition last year and he played quite well for them. So they want to play those guys. They don't necessarily want to play John wall, nor do they want to have John wall get hurt in kind of completely ruined maybe whatever little tiny modicum of trade value he may have left. There's no other way to slice this. It's 91.6 million. That he is owed. It's bad money. There's John wall would probably say at the same thing. Good for John wall for getting him what he did. And this is why you should never criticize a pointer for taking a max contract when it's offered to him. Team, other story we can have there. But at the time this contract was offered, wasn't necessarily as a bad contract. And either he's one of the first class of supermax guys to get it. So yeah, so what they're going to do is they're going to have them come to camp. He sounds like he's going to be there to kind of almost be like a glorified assistant coach. While they continue to try to work on
"ben simmons" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"It's a whole new level for you and me chris. This relationships can subscribe for the best weekly nba content. These two are capable of. What does that mean could be. The best duo ever see how you can beat that here. They are chris. Mannix and howard back crossover. Nba podcast kris. Maddox and howard beck back. It has been a few weeks now since we've been together vacations other projects Good to see again my friend you it has been. It's been like a month or something. I think i've been on seven different planes since i last saw you. Yeah and a few places as well. We are back weeks before start of the nba season. There's not a ton of nba news to digest. At this moment we're going to get deeper into teams and specific situations as we get closer to training camp at the end of the month but we do have a still evolving. Ben simmons situation. We do have the hall of fame which at its induction this past weekend. Paul pierce chris bosh among others entering the hall of fame. We'll get into that and a few other topics here on the show. I guess though we should begin with simmons because that seems to be the topic du jour at the moment as we are weeks. Away from ben simmons. Maybe possibly reported training camp. The latest does certainly seem like ben. Simmons wants out of philadelphia. It does seem like the sixers want to find a new home for him but they understand that just giving him away doesn't bring them any closer to a championship. And darryl maury one of the biggest star hunters out there has to be keeping his eye on some of these teams that may elect to tear it down before the end of next season. So you know. The latest came out of the philadelphia inquirer a week or so back affirming. The ben simmons wanted out. What do you make of where we stand with. Ben simmons so earlier this summer. I was firmly firmly of the belief. We may have even discussed it that there was no way. Ben simmons would be on the opening night roster or even the training camp opening day roster of the sixers because too much has happened too much has been said too much has been alluded to. It's clear they wanna move him. It's clear that he wants to be moved. So that's that's just way too much tension to bring with you to the first day of training camp and everybody. They're asking so bad. I feel about being here. How long are you going to be here. Or in the event of the i still think unlikely holdout scenario. We don't really do hold outs in the nba but doesn't show up or maybe give given permission to show up. That's still hanging over the franchisee. You're now missing your second best player and with no replacement in in ready to take up all those responsibilities.
"ben simmons" Discussed on The NBA Show
"No. That's low and he's in this situation where it's like. I don't know if he's going to make a complete difference on another team but also he has so much potential to where you don't necessarily want to give up a ben simmons so i don't know where where. Where do you fall on this. Would you trade. The kitchen sink for ben simmons or are you. Where do you on this. no. I wouldn't trade the kitchen sink only because i don't have to right now. Yeah you know what i mean like. I'm not gonna just jump up there in and you know he's been devalued to a point where i don't have to give up the kitchen to get him. I'm going to get him eventually. with the less than kitchen sink offer could spill. He's gotta move him. Philly knows starting to move them philly. Absolutely you don't want that. There's a report that he is supposed to that he's supposed to hold out of training camp. You don't want that to strache. Logan i i'm of the mindset and in the camp of ben simmons is a really really really good basketball player i i know what the the the the last time we saw ben. Simmons looked like and the feeling that we were left with. Because of that having said that i know that he's a really good basketball player. We just have to figure out You know how to how the pieces fit around him. Not unlike a lot of players in the nba. So you know having having said that Phil philadelphia does not need that distraction looming over this season like. They're in a window of opportunity now that they can't have that. Ben simmons trade me down. We don't want to trade you type of situation. They're going have to move him. And for that reason. This was a long way to get to the final answer is. I'm not trying to sing for him. Because i don't think i need to. I'm trying to figure out with. Ben simmons to the basketball player. Is he magic johnson. Or is he lamar odom and there's no disrespect either way because both obviously magic is a hall of famer. Lamar rose a very good player. But what i mean by that is is. Is he going to be an all time superstar or is he going to be an overqualified a role player when it's all said and done because he has the tools to be a great basketball player but the jump shot just isn't is. It dislike not a fit with the jump shot. i. I just have so many questions around him. Do i know if he's going to Be a great compliment to a great team or is he going to lead a great team. I don't have that answer right now. And so when that's the indecision that you have because you have other teams that are they're asking for superstar. Players return like bona fide superstar. Players will get to this the teams in a second. But i'm not want to trade ben simmons for dame lillard like. I don't want another team. I don't want to get banned. Simmons of going to trade for de dry daimler going out. I just don't. I don't know if that's the. That's how confusing it is. But then if if ben simmons a jump shot then he's a superstar or then he makes these little critiques in his game. He's a superstar. But it's just so uncertain right now. So i don't get a gauge on. What kind of player he is. yeah. I think that's that's fair. I would say that he's probably in between the two examples you gave. I don't. I don't know the sammy johnson. I don't. I don't think that his mental makeup is that i've said that before but i don't i don't know that he's lamar odom. Either and lamar odom was a hell of an nba player. I think ben. Simmons can fall somewhere in between those two Saying you're lamar. Odom is not a disc. If you've watched light play. I would love to say i was lamar. Odom like player as a player but by the i think. Ben simmons kickball somewhere in between those two. And i'm with you in that you don't want to if you're a team you're not trying to trade a superstar or a star on your team for ben simmons I would just say this. If you're in a situation where you have multiple stars. And i'm not saying any team names but if you have multiple stars you choose the one that you really want to build around and if it hasn't worked with the two stars you have. You might not feel as bad giving up. One of them to get ben simmons. If that makes sense but star star thinking he's going to be the alpha on the team and lead it. I don't know that i'm ready to go there yet. I'm with you. So now he just turned twenty five this year on july twenty five. Is that the age where it has to be figured out or is that the age where you still got a couple more years of leeway to figure it. I saw him his rookie extension about his trajectory on that level. Because let's be frank. He's been needing a jump shot for what since he got in the league since before. Then we've known this we've known that he's needed to improve his game as in these ways and it hasn't worked out just yet and that speaks to how good he is because he had that a jump shot. He's still been seven is still a great player. Does he need to figure this out at twenty-five or does he is. He still have more time to do this. He is he not a loss call and fairness to ben simmons. he's only played four full seasons in the nba. I mean the fifth would have been a yearly set out because he was injured right like his rookie year. it's still very early on his trajectory. So it's not a make or break year. He does not have to definitively. Have it figured out this year by. I think you want to start to see him. And i've said this about him before you want to see his approach to shooting jump shots start to change and what i mean by that is when you first start getting comfortable shooting jumpers when you're non jump shot shooting player. I'm not expecting if i'm in your camper on the team to see the success rate of those shots be you.
"ben simmons" Discussed on The Swingman Podcast
"Seth curry no steph colleagues on this. So so why. The ones i've seen from the timberwolves one he'd he. He was gone to the timberwolves benjamin's in his john. Seth car so i have seen others. Worries simmons on seth car which is going to be another noise. Pay so the the timberwolves. The only thing. I'll be somewhat concerned about is. How much ben. Simmons would impact antony atwood's progress. I don't think it'd be fallen by do think that might be. It might be more difficult to fit them together than it would. Obviously ben simmons and cut same great match. And then when you look when you locate full the sixes. I i'm with you do at u. s. h. mccollum to deandra rosso. It would be that similar sort of fit if you will. He's as you say that other before that combo called type it'd be able to take the bull hand them for the sixes and i don't hate the yellow plsy highlight as well. They get along. I think this is another one of the ones which seems pretty reasonable because there are a few that are just going to happen but the this isn't terrible this on it. Sure i mean this. There's a mother sort of solve adjustments that have might as you say might just have this f kharian of saying the. I've seen of involve no deangelis russell because the campbell's ideas that they will not be three in the edwards that given the lack of twenty two twenty three twenty four first round pick. Instead of this right. I don't think the sixers would move in that direction unless there's necessarily among and than to try does picture apply up but yet i think there's definitely there's a lot of interest from the timber wolves end of getting a deal done from that by. The sexes would probably wait. Until i think this is going to wait until the end of the deadline. Anyway for this to happen. Because the price i mean now luck Recording this now tomorrow will come out. And he's gone some random. I think the six is awaiting for a for the end of the dead on certificate to try to maximize the value in teams off. Damone such How how badly they want him. This is as one of the lawsuit. Ones that we've highlighted as a full teams. That guy off. The ben simmons is a saudi off. Cough cough one. But it's still getting room at kololo nonetheless. It's the washington wizards movements. Obviously they've just lost. Russell westbrook eh back With bradley bill moved onto the lakers. As a the wizards of potentially looking at quiring. Ben simmons body belan. So pick them back up so they're not so left void. The brady bill fails east another scientist all next to him. It may still. The wizards would receive ben simmons. Anti-taliban jug and the sixers would be getting spencer dinwiddie who the justice signed off draw corky spot diva's batons ryuhachi moron and then two first round picks from twenty twenty five in twenty twenty seven. Because they've already tried to lie all the other ones. I don't mind this for certain reasons of of i think spent above nine. How much less than witty. However just coming off the seattle tons of Space would work quite well. In the soul of sixes thing especially with embiid the picks again i mean really hatchimal icon. He's a very complex. Very marketable in that regards dr maury what that but as an actual of pace for the sixes not sure how he faking alongside to harris. Unless he's just roy tyson these wnba styles of them and then the picks are again account. being interested in holding shakes and ogun direction. So if there's a mock valuable so then try.
Brian Windhorst ‘Highly Doubts’ Ben Simmons and 76ers Can Repair Their Relationship
"Let's get to the latest surrounding ben simmons and the sixers keep pompeii the philadelphia inquirer reports that people in simmons's camp are not inclined to help the sixers find a trade partner for him so given the public criticism from doc rivers after the playoffs and how his name was in the james harden trade talks last season march sign of the times reports that the cavs are one team. That's interested in him so brian is there a chance for simmons to repair his relationship in philly. And if not where do you think he could end up. I've been around too long to say that. There's never a chance of anything. But i would highly doubt it One of the messages. That ben has sent back towards philly. Is that. It's not his job to fix his trade value. It's his job to correct. This trade value raises trade value. That is not something that is on the menu for him and so with that out there. I don't think he's interested in coming in and trying to change the situation and one thing that i think is interesting is that his contract is structured in a way that he's going to get half of his money by october first sixteen and a half million of thirty three million come before he has to worry about getting find a single dime for a forty one of his game. So he's going to have a war chest that he can. Just sit this out. Now i agree the cavaliers and other teams that are really interested in trading for a guy with four years. Left on their contract would be interested. That's also why. You've heard a mike minnesota and even potentially a team like san antonio these are organizations that typically don't do well in free agency and so the idea of getting a star player under four year contract is very attractive but dens value is so low right now and the expectations of daryl morey on a trailer so high we just are not neutral zone for any If any team at this
"ben simmons" Discussed on BBALL BREAKDOWN Podcast
"He tan at the end of those games. He just doesn't have the energy to go at the teams 'cause he has to create all the advantages, you know, he didn't really have outside of CP three and rustling Russell's healthy and had that second person that helped him run the offense. He had to create a goal. He had to create for Trevor ariza. He had to set up a photos lobs, you know. Absolutely. Yeah, and that's on a hot take. I think everybody recognized that the issues he had in Houston in the playoffs were all related to fatigue. He just got worn down. And it's funny because they obviously, the rockets looked at it analytically and said, okay, the best type of shot we're going to get is something generated from James Harden. Like that clearly is what the numbers tell us. So that's what we're going to do without necessarily factoring that in that a, it can wear you out over the course of the whole season and then B, when you get to the second round of the playoffs, the defenders you're going up against are really good. And are even more focused than they would have been in the regular season. And so all of a sudden, whatever that you're trying to generate that you've built over the course of an 82 game season isn't going to work very well at all. And you're going to miss 27 threes in a row. All those kind of things happen. Based on that. So that's why they probably learned the lesson that you can't really wear somebody out like that. Michael Jordan learned that as well. And so not only do they bring a couple better players in to help him offensively. But the system they ran in the triangle. Also, was able to better balance the floor and make it more difficult for the deep and so load up on him. And then it created the easier shots for everybody else. Remember, the offenses like that aren't for the stars. It's for the role players who will let you down if you don't give them a an offense that will they know the shots are coming and they have a rhythm and then the catches. And it's not just sort of stilton and you're standing in the corner for 5 straight possessions and you finally the 6 one touch the ball. That's we've known that for a long time. And I think that the rockets got a painful lesson in that one. So another superset. Thank you so much on the YouTube side. Nicknamed tuned cat. All right, thank you. And this is all caps, by the way, Ben Simmons is Lamar Odom without a jumper. Yeah, okay, I can see that. I mean, since it's even more explosive as an athlete than lamarr was, but Lamar was what made it unfair for the Lakers because he was a guard at 7 feet. And he would handle the ball initiate the offense. He'd fill in almost like a Scotty pippin roll, and it was unfair for other teams, because then he could play defense too and be that big. So that was a low key, what's the word underrated advantage of Lakers had all those years of Lamar? Okay, we have another speaker coming in here. And what's up, what else we're going to talk about so far as we're going through here? Anyone else want to jump in there? I just mentioned something quickly. Yeah. No one mentioned the Ben Simmons for Jamal Murray. I don't actually think that's going to happen on a practical level..
"ben simmons" Discussed on BBALL BREAKDOWN Podcast
"You remind me, I'll take it. But if it's rich Paul, then, you know, it's clutch, right? And that's Ben Simmons. So I think that there's an example here where they're not necessarily making bad deals just to get a benzos and their team. Now, I feel like there's another deal that happened though with rich Paul. But remind me, maybe in the comments and I'll see it. Ben Simmons is trying to. Clutch sports. Yeah. And that's rich ball, right? And tight. And LeBron and everybody else, right? So yeah so I think here's an example. I was listening to a windhorst yesterday on his podcast, which is interesting. I don't listen to hardly any podcasts because I don't want to get influenced unduly by other people's takes. But I do listen to his, because I think it's pretty good. It's really good. And he was saying how rich Paul, just an interesting tidbit I noticed that he said I thought it was worth sharing. You know, you could go to the mat with rich Paul through a GM, and it could get really contentious. He won't hold that against you on the next one for the next player, which is not what happens usually in the NBA. And so that's an interesting thing where, you know, teams only need to be scared of him, what's necessarily for doing, you know, negotiating tough with one player and then have to deal with them for another player. I feel like that's going to influence it. So that's good. I mean that's how rich foster approached all those anyway. So Dave Wu, thank you so much for the other generation super chat. If I have a name for your new defensive system, shadow defense since the defense should be close behind the ball handler that he can't get rid of, wow, shadow. I like it. I like it. 'cause you know, chase chase Steve Fitz is what I've been calling it. And I don't know, it's not exactly grabbing me perfectly. So shadow is interesting. I kind of like that. Dave, that's big. It's big. I'm gonna make sure that you get your shot right now, and then if it sticks, then Dave rub, David, we're gonna remember that name and have the help of that name. Great call on that one. So the Ben Simmons thing, let's talk about it. Wow, another super chat. Well, thank you so much, detrick Morgan. Patience is key in the situation. Absolutely. I mean, the sixers don't need they have four years of him. And but here's what's interesting is they could show up in the beginning of the year and not playing. He doesn't play whatever. And his figure, they'll be okay. But I'm looking about lineup, and I'm not that impressed with it. I don't know if Maxie, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, I'm missing somebody and then embiid, who will be the fourth player in that starting lineup. They listed it the other day. I don't know how many games that wins. There's a lot of teams in the east that are much better now. We have to also look at the schedule and see who they're playing the first month because it might be an easy schedule..
"ben simmons" Discussed on BBALL BREAKDOWN Podcast
"Why does Ben Simmons want out of Philly? Where are the best places for him to go? Will he ever be the number two on a title winning team? You'll make question left is, say it with me, you win. Hey. Sports fans, coach Nicki here, and welcome to the live greenroom show on YouTube as well. Simultaneously across the all the whole Internet. Coming at you today this morning on Sunday at about 9 a.m. Pacific time, grid to see everybody out there, both on YouTube and on green room. Don't forget if you want to come in the show and chop it up with me. You can download the green wrap find me it's in the link in the description below on the YouTube side and request to speak and I bring everybody in at the same time. We have a nice rollicking good time and a good conversation. So how is everybody going? Let's say we already have a request. I kind of want to jump into the Ben Simmons discussion and preparing a video on this for a couple of reasons, but let's bring in Martin right now and to see what he has to say. Martin, how's it going today? Yeah, what's up? Hey, hey, you want to talk about Ben Simmons? First up, like, so like, you know how like the MJ versus Leblanc comparisons has been going on? I'm like, what area? What is one area do you think that la bonte is better than entry on both office and defense? Oh, it's a good question. I would probably say what area would he be better at? I mean, shooting wise, I think Michael is a better shooter overall consistently and that they had the three point shot as an emphasis. I think we would have seen that too. And even just form wise. So, you know, ball handling, no, it's hard to say what offensively I suppose you'd say that LeBron's a better passer. And that also goes with in line with him just being a bigger and taller, and he could see easier over a defense. And so I'd say he's probably better at passing than Michael defensively I think pound for pound Michael is still better. I know LeBron has more he could guard more positions because of his size and his strength and his explosion. But I just think effectively an impact wise, Michael was as more, if not or if not more impactful defensively than LeBron ever was either. So there's not a lot of things, but you're splitting hairs at that point 'cause they're both they're both that good, but I don't know. What else do you think? What am I missing here that LeBron might be better than Michael at? That's a good question to ask..
"ben simmons" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"What you know like like let me just. I don't think this is necessary. I'm just gonna tell you right now. I'm i didn't hear this. Nobody's whispered this to me. No possibility i'm just coming up with a complete and total me myself and i coming up with this. We agreed. What if golden state were to come with an offer of one or two. They're young guys in andrew wiggins and they know. The tirees maxi can be other functional. Starting point guard. that's information that we may not have today. I think i think you. I think it's an interesting point. And i think the thing that's interesting about what you're saying is not the trade part of this. It's that again. The sixers are trying to win a championship. Right if they have a starting lineup on opening night of tires maxi danny green d. stibal tobias harris. Joel embiid that's still a pretty good team so of team that's gonna win thirty five games. They they have the ability to still be a good solid team while this situation plays out. And i think it bears repeating. They are in a position where they have to make a trade that allows them to still be a championship caliber team. They cannot make trade. That's going to set them. Back three steps so i think that is the thing that people have to look at. I think through the prism of all of this stuff like saying. Oh the sixers just have to get this over with in the next couple of weeks. You can't have this hanging over the team in training camp. No that is the opposite way. You have to look at this. This is the one move they have to make and they are. They have been clearly focused. On trying to get damian lillard or some other star player in there for a while and i do not see a scenario in which maury let's go by the board to just let h just have a uncomfortable situation. Go away and i think the tires maxi point is important in that sixers do have a point guard that they can't start on their team and they do have other good players. So it's not like you know again. Barring joel andrew and mr team up. Anyway they're probably not going to be ten and twenty five thirty five games into the season. Even if ben does play a game. There's still gonna be pretty good and they can wait and see how this shakes out. Yeah and as you said earlier if there is a decision making executive in the league who doesn't mind being uncomfortable or an or immune to be an uncomfortable. I would say. Yep it ends. Daryl morey i mean this guy There there was a player with the rockets who eventually ended up getting traded but basically he was almost from the time he signed. He was in in trade rumors for some reason. This guy invited daryl morey to his bachelor party. Don't worry pulled him over to. The side is bachelor party. And you know brought up trade rumors. Daryl gonna drink leave me alone. I don't a lot of my face right now. Like the chris paul situation. I firmly your general manager with that was on the player. I firmly believe that had russell westbrook not become available that the rockets would have gone into the next season with chris. Paul the roster. I i firmly believe had it been completely daryl moi's decision. They would have done that because his thing was look. It's a bout. He he's always been about talent that's chemistry. That is what does he. What does he always been about him. Maximizing your championship window right. That's that's all he ever thinks about. So ben simmons for thirty five cents on the dollar to just get him out of the way and dramatically diminishing their championship window is polar opposite of everything. This guy's ever said that was related to bed at the. I don't know this. I don't know this for sure. But don't you think they told them that before they laughed are rolled in that senate and look. I also can look at it from from ben simmons perspective and be like you know what i get that it ain't my job to restore value from day. Dera maury got philly. He's been trying. Trade ben simmons. And you know if you're a seventy sixers fan you're like yeah no crap. He tried to trade him for james. Wouldn't but still you understand that. Ben simmons knows okay. He got tried hard to trade me last year. The playoffs went the wrong way You know the the my co star backed bus over me. The coach back the bus over me and so you know ben. Simmons is looking like look the relationships over not my job to restore my value. I don't wanna play another second with the sixers. I'm not going to do anything that would lead that. What what a sixers fan would say. Here's your signed for for four more years you don't have any leverage you have to come play. And he doesn't have leverage his leverage really is his leverage. Is making it uncomfortable. That that that for every day of training camp that the players and embiid is going to get asked and doc is going to get asked. What about ben simmons or that. Let's say even if he plays well or whatever happens with maxie. Let's say they start one in three or something. Yeah they have. That's that's his leverage and honestly his leverage is if he does go out there and play. It's you know half ass effort. It's taken two shots in thirty three minutes. you know. it's i mean like it. Sounds like kevin love. Although you know. I think simmons values a little bit different. What hard did last year in houston harden came out bald in the opener just to kind of remind people. Hey on that dude. I can go for forty four and seventeen fresh off the atlanta vegas training camp tour And then he'd be mailed in the rest of the time he was in iraq..
Can Ben Simmons Be Saved From Philly?
"You may remember our guest here from page to espn's page to. bill simmons. Now has his own podcast. Yeah and each walk into this now but soviet i actually i wanted to talk about ben simmons. 'cause i'm doing football the next couple of pods on my pod and i just have like a twenty minute. Ben simmons conversation me that might you know expire a. I don't know what the time sensitivity is on it. Who knows something happened over the weekend. But i'm just so fascinated by this story. And i don't even remember if it has a payroll and recent mba history again. That's where you always. I think kind of lap the rest of the historical perspective of like. Hey this is happening. It's newsy we've got all these tidbits rumors that we're going to get to and in who's in charge of the steel but historically what we're talking about with somebody this young this many years left on the deal and basically saying hey you guys think i suck anyway. So what's the point. And then the threatening holdout thing which i had heard about about a month ago. Yeah it was met with kind of indifference like all right. Go ahead hold out man But we don't know so why don't you take it in any direction. You think the headline part of this story is right now. The headline part of the story. Is i think both sides have a right to just want to move on from this right and i think everybody else unfortunately knows that for the two sides but you have this starts when they try to trade him for harden you know and you could make simmons the bad guy you can make clutch the bad guy. There's all kinds of takes. You can do with this but it starts when they try to trade him for harden and when you try to trade somebody you go down the road you actually think you got him which i think both of us had until that day that harden was going affiliate was the rap and simmons knows all this so it starts there. Then you have this kind of embiid's team it's embiid city. He's always resident in that city. More than simmons says she had that piece to you whether those guys get along or not. I don't even think that really matters for
Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid Denies 'Rift' Exists With Ben Simmons
"On 'em bead fact here. He got upset because there was a story out in the twitter verse today from i guess at the nba central that the reason why simmons is leaving is because there is such a terrible rift between him and embiid that the sixers reportedly pick between the two. We all know mb got the big fat contract. And now simmons is being shown the door and usa. Today is reporting that that's part of the reason and he was very upset about that re tweeted out about how he loves playing with ben stats. Don't lie he's an amazing player. We all didn't get the job done. It's on me personally. I hope everyone is back because we know we're good enough to win. And then i guess. Embiid kept stewing on a little bit and then Tweet out i haven't forgotten but two years ago. I got booed people in philly wanted me to be traded. I even shush them. Only the real ones didn't. But i just put the work in that season to be better because i knew i wasn't playing up to my potential which is okay then comes the last line philly fans y'all got to be better to.
Ben Simmons Informs 76ers He Wants Trade out of Philadelphia
"Which is what I think they call it around there is reporting that been Simmons. Does not want to remain a Philadelphia 76 or and he will not report to training camp. Quick note that we alluded to earlier Ben Simmons has $147 Million.04 years left on his deal. So weird when you hear that talk about I ain't coming to training camp. Just remember Money talks. You know what walks hunted $47 million remaining. On his deal, okay? Ben Simmons, also, according to reports wants to be traded to California professional basketball team now Go to the list of teams. You get those two teams in L. A Yeah. You got one here in the Bay area. Very popular squad known as the Golden State Warriors and you have a squad in Sacramento said that is 1234 teams. Ben Simmons is not expressed that he desires that we know of yet. He desires to go to one California professional basketball team over another. I think we can all assume, however, that if he were traded to the Sacramento Kings, he would be as happy if he were treated to The Golden State Warriors. Just guess. I'm guessing you're a Thank you. I think you're right. Well, look, I think
Ben Simmons Trade Talks Are Reportedly 'Stalled'
"There is a report from. Cbs sports that the sixers could be preparing to have ben simmons in camp on the roster after trade rumors all summer. What do you think the chances are ben. Simmons starts the season with the sixers. So let's not clough what you saw. Ben simmons in the fourth quarter against the atlanta hawks with the fact that he's a uber talented player to just doesn't attempt shots outside of the paint so to couple. Those are two different things. So if you're feeling you trying to move him after that you're just not going to get the value play return. He's gonna have to come to camp and play value back up and when you do an extension with joel embiid. I'm pretty sure you talk to him. About the future of ben simmons and so you bring them back to camp you start the season woodham. You hope that he plays remotely like he was playing last year as he became a defensive player of the year candidate as he can't flirt with triple doubles. There's so many valuable thieves he can bring to the table. Then if that if in win that value re elevates. That's when you try to move him especially for what they're going to be asking for in
New York Knicks' Nerlens Noel Sues Rich Paul
"Apparently nerlens. Noel is suing rich paul rich. Paul of course is the famed agent of lebron james. Ben simmons anthony edwards go on and on download a lot of marquee clients but one of his clients at one point was nerlens. Noel and nerlens left his agent neuro. Well left his agent to become a part of the clutch family if you will but after. He left clutch after he left for clutch. They basically didn't really help them get very much of a contract and he ended up losing. He passed on a four year. Seventy million dollar deal because rich paul. At i convinced him that he could get more and then basically didn't do didn't didn't get him much of anything and so. He is now suing rich. Paul for all of the losses with his money.
New York Knicks' Nerlens Noel Sues Rich Paul, Klutch Sports
"Nerlens. Noel is suing rich paul rich. Paul of course is the famed agent of lebron james. Ben simmons anthony edwards go on and on download a lot of marquee clients but one of his clients at one point was nerlens. Noel and nerlens left his agent neuro. Well left his agent to become a part of the clutch family if you will but after. He left clutch after he left for clutch. They basically didn't really help them get very much of a contract and he ended up losing. He passed on a four year. Seventy million dollar deal because rich paul. At i convinced him that he could get more and then basically didn't do didn't didn't get him much of anything and so. He is now suing rich. Paul for all of the losses with his
Report: Ben Simmons Not Talking to Embiid, 76ers; Interested in Warriors
"I just take what I could get for Ben Simmons at this point, and they're in that report all he would welcome a trade to the Bay Area. Yeah. You want to know why Ben Simmons The joke never gets all the second time I told tonight I'll say it again. You wonder why Ben Simmons wants to go to Golden State. He won't have to shoot staff will shoot client. He's healthy will shoot and Ben doesn't want to address the biggest problem with this game. He's a very good players. Three time All Star, tremendous defense supplier. The biggest one Ben's game That's holding the Sixers back from being a championship team. Is Ben Simmons wanting to shoot or Ben Simmons putting in the work to shoot? It's either he doesn't put in the work and he's lazy or doesn't have confidence to shoot. And Ben just wants to go to Golden State because it would be easy for stock down Ben Simmons. I'm done with that.
Tokyo Games Week Two Begins
"So you are man. In tokyo we talked to you last when you were marveling at the robots sinking half court shots at the men's basketball games. Were going to get to men's basketball on a sack. We'll get to russell. Westbrook ben simmons because my soul still has not recovered from that saga with the sixers. But you're on the precipice of week two of the olympics and the last time we talked to you you were extraordinarily disoriented and you had a giant jar of peanut butter. So what's the mood in tokyo. These days the japanese are doing great and he's olympics ryan windhorst a week into covering the olympics from tokyo. They've won more gold medals than they ever had seen olympics. There are still protests happening but From watching the reaction of the japanese success and talking to my friends who are consuming japanese media the games have come a long way in the eyes of the japanese. and so. that's kind of ben this This whole this whole experience. You make the best of your situation. And the japanese have made the best of it and and are thriving are yes so i know you're you're still in quarantine right but you're getting out to see events and stuff. What did you see today. Yeah i went to the men's golf today and For the first time since the gulf became a sport again The us wanted the andrew. Shaw flea who is number five ranked player in the world. Outduel tedeschi matsuyama the favorite to win and the masters champion and they were actually in the final round together at augusta the masters and when mets yama one and on that day Softly cut a joke. He was in choke position. Today i was walking out. There was ninety degrees hundred. Four heat index all sweating a no fans but a lot of the volunteers for their cheering. Matsuyama on and he could have very easily blown this but he made a couple of great saves and that was great to document
Warriors Reject Sixers’ Steep Asking Price for Ben Simmons
"Sixers are asking the Warriors per keep pumping, who covers the sixties for The Philadelphia Inquirer for Andrew Wiggins, James Wiseman, the seventh pick in tonight's draft, the 14th pick in tonight's draft. And to future first round picks. So four first round picks. Wiggins and Wiseman. Basically That's six first round picks if you think about it. 7 14 to future. Wiggins was an early first round pick, and James Wiseman was just the second pick in the draft. So if you want to say, because Wiggins played in the league for a little bit hit, and he's kind of been underwhelming. Wise, but at least they're still has that potential. Even after his first season, it's basically Wiggins And five first round picks for Ben Simmons. If I'm the Golden State warriors. I'm glad they said no. And I don't think that price is going to be met for Ben Simmons.
"ben simmons" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
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"ben simmons" Discussed on The NBA Show
"But he offers no threat to shoot. And so this is this big debate the tapping within Sixers fandom is whether or not Ben Simmons as the unicorn that he is makes up for the fact that Ben Simmons as one of your primary ball handlers doesn't space the floor were you at that game. Yeah. I was Sixers. What was your take on on? I think you're not gonna find the screaming for me I legitimately want to like scream out into the void. And be like do we realize that like Simmons is averaging more points, more rebounds and just slightly less number of society? I'd last year shooting better from the field. Like, I don't I get the. The whole crisis with him not being a threat and data affecting how the offense runs, but I think it's more about the rest of the Rosser than it is about him shooting. But it is very like fun and interesting and far more. I guess controversial to focus on the fact that is intriguing, but I I think I think it's not that big of an issue right now as much as we're probably making it out to be. I don't know I've said this in the past. But I just feel like it's such a waste like I think Ben at his best last season was top five watch in the NBA. Here's the way that he could just reek havoc on the core. Take it from one end and just like dunk on everybody on the other end is very Westbrook esque in terms of just like his style of play. And we were talking about this before it gets under control though. Yes. The thing. That's so that's so amazing about him. Is that he would like, yes, he could go coast to coast and Tomahawk, but he would also go coast to coast, and then pull it back out and find JJ on on the on the wing. You know what I mean like so much poise? It's almost like a robot created by ROY. Ross. Yes. In his image shoots. His Franken sign or something. I mean, they're of is a similar issue where his style of play is creating all these like kind of auxiliary concerns that like in a vacuum. She might be their best player. But with the guys he's paired round like it's really interesting the kind of tension it creates especially in the Eastern Conference, which even though the bucks are there. Even though the raptors there, I still feel like at the Sixers put it all together if they get some guys around these three guys like I I still think they're pretty dangerous team. Specially if the Celtics can't get their shit together. Do you have any confidence that the season like this can contend as we thought they would kind going into it? I don't know if I have confidence because I don't necessarily think we're gonna get an alias ova Nabil in LA, sir. To us on a platter. Like we did last year. Right. I would say that. I I blame more the empty cupboard of assets and reliable backup players than I do Ben Simmons. And it's not just Elise over Belen Ellie we're talking about. Now, we're all star..