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Fresh update on "simmons" discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

00:30 min | 2 hrs ago

Fresh update on "simmons" discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

"Bruised elbow. So it's got a lot going on. Last year, when it all came together when everyone was there, it looked good. And I think the South Dakota spot now where it did and they have the full arsenal. Yeah, remember the 9. 11 games. Wait, wait. What happened? You had a problem. You go back to like the first few games of the year. Again, I'll kill you. No, you always talk about the season 7 and two. When rob became the starter and they went on that little 9 and two. That's when they were married. We haven't seen that rob yet. This season, maybe in very good. He's been good. He's the best net rating player. The offense looks much better with him out there. So you got to win this one. You do. You can attack their wings like get Tatum on curry, get Tatum on maxi, some of these smaller guys. I don't go to work round two. The room protection with them beads a problem. You're going to have a tough time getting to the interior, but if you have grant out there and hopefully Horford sat in a break out of this offensive slump a little bit, you should be able to get some shots on the perimeter against them too. And the Celtics definitely have the personnel to slow them down on defense. You know, with Cantor and all these bigs that you mentioned, Horford, different guys, you can throw it in bead. I'll be disappointed if they lose this one. I know it's a good team, but the salt takes are just plain better than the 76 years right now. So you get to go and beat them on the home floor. Ben Simmons is an out there. They're probably better without Simmons, but Simmons was a guy who really hurt the Celtics in the past. So take advantage of that, take advantage of him and be just getting back on his feet and show that your depth is better too. I think the Celtics depth is better than the 76 step. I think Bobby, you just tapped into me. I mean, it's the no brainer elephant in the room. And that has no Ben Simmons. I will disagree with you though. They're not playing better with Alban, because we've been they were the top team in the east. That's true. They're below the Celtics or around where the Celtics are. There are 510 what I've been Simmons. And obviously they've missed your well for a number of games, and that's certainly dropping down, but even before you all got hurt, they weren't exactly running away with the east. Isn't there something like three games in two weeks you're just like, where's John wall? He's just hanging out. Where's Kyrie? He's not there. Ben Simmons. Is he hurt? No, he's just not there. It's crazy, man. It's crazy. Tell me where to play. Where we don't play. It's actually still coming in on the first and 50. Well, maybe not so much for Ben. But the other guys. Well, John was trying to secure that bet right now, right? I was talking about coming back, John wall. You know what though the league moves on? Does anyone even those guys are out of sight out of mind for the most part?.

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Titans drum Matthew Stafford, Rams to keep rolling after losing Derrick Henry

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00:31 sec | 2 weeks ago

Titans drum Matthew Stafford, Rams to keep rolling after losing Derrick Henry

"Kevin buyers return Matthew Stafford second consecutive interception twenty four yards for a touchdown part of a defensive effort that sent the Titans to a twenty eight sixteen win over the rams Jeffery Simmons had three of Tennessee's five sacks of Stafford during a stifling performance against the rams prolific passing offense Ryan Tannehill threw for a TD and ran for another as the Titans won despite just one hundred ninety four offensive yards in their first game without injured NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry Stafford had two hundred nine passing yards for the seventy two rams I'm Dave Ferrie

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Embiid, Curry lead short-handed 76ers past DeRozan, Bulls

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00:38 sec | 3 weeks ago

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

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Durant's triple-double rallies Nets past 76ers 114-109

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00:32 sec | Last month

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

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Joel Embiid, Furkan Korkmaz help 76ers beat Pelicans 117-97

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00:43 sec | Last month

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

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

04:29 min | Last month

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"That he doesn't want to sit out again. I mean, right. Well, and then Westbrook, we just have no evidence that this guy can be on a team that wins for four straight rounds. We don't have the evidence. We don't. So I think the west is a little more open than people think. And at that Phoenix was best positioned because if shamming can give them some shooting with the cam Johnson bridges combo, if campaign can be a decent backup for them, if they get anything out of jaylen Smith, anything, right? Right. Well, the camps, the two cams were great, little, you know, that's why their team was, I thought so good was because they could go to their bench and get some ins. We campaign at one point when Chris Paul was out. You know, people forget that. He was really good. He had some big games for them. They're deep. Well, and then my guy Booker that I've said that jokingly sons fans because they thought I didn't like him fears, but he did he did Team USA. As you know, I love when people with Team USA always feel like they have a little like 10% bump the next year being around all those guys. But I just thought they were the safest bet. Now they're compromised in that. 8 seems like a good guy. I don't think he would go Ben Simmons on us on anything. No, I just created the verb. Yeah. There we go. Simmons, he won't Simmons. No, I don't want to, I can't be Simmons. I don't want to be attached. It's got to be defensive. But I think he'll probably put his head down and feel bad about it, but I was surprised, Kristen didn't say anything. He might, he might. Remember, he's the head of the players, the Players Association. Although he isn't anymore, is he? Isn't it? No, right? CJ McCollum, grant Williams ticket. Okay, but it's really still Chris Paul in my mind. And I love grant Williams. Just saw grant Williams at a charity event. Kid's amazing made all sorts of dogs. Yeah, he's good kid. I don't know if what his future is in Boston, but he's a really solid kid. It's going to be waving a towel this year. Do you think Chris any of this is Chris saying don't give this guy the max? No. I'd be shocked by that. I shocked by that. Yeah. I don't think that because what would he care? He wants them to spend money on whoever. Yeah, and plus, that's not Chris Emma, really, I don't think. I didn't know if maybe I'm just trying to it's so nonsensical to me. I'm just coming up with every possible answer. But the answer is right in front of you. It's Robert cyber. Come on. Don't make this more complicated than it is. So I did over unders with racial and house last week. We get the over under win total from Vegas for every team. And a week later, I have two regrets and they're kind of tied to each other. Okay. Portland's over under was 44 and a half wins. I like that I went over. Golden State's all right. Well, wait, Golden State's over under is 47 affluents. I went under. A week later I would flip that if I could do that over again. I would go over go on state and I would go under Portland. I have a lot of regrets. We were texting about stuff we want to talk about and you really want to talk about Golden State. What do you hear and what do you like? What's the buzz? Yeah, so I've been talking to people there. We've been in training camp and they're just so excited about the vibe. And that's not surprising. I don't think because they're, you know, we talk about the heat culture about the Golden State's culture's pretty good. Again, remember you and I were talking about draymond green, what's the fallout? No fallout. It's three months green. It's stream on being draymond on we go. I'm sure they weren't happy about it. But who's talked about that in weeks? Nobody. But people are watching Jordan Poole. You know, everyone's talking about wiseman, which I understand. Like Jordan Poole, we keep talking about this little group of players, right? He's another one to me that could just take off. And just 6 man of the year possibility of a 100% 100%. So if he does take off, just think about how that solves a lot of things for the warriors. Steve Kerr apparently it's just been really energized with these guys. I think part of it is seeing clay back now. And what we won't know, clay looks good by all accounts, but it doesn't matter till he actually gets out there. So but they just need one of those young bigs to kind of make it happen. So I think people are sleeping on Golden State. I really do. I think one of the things I saw had them ranked 13th in the league. I think that's I think that's low for them. I mean, because are we forgetting about Steph Curry or what? My fear with them was I was dubious of the clay return until understandable. Maybe mid January and then it's like when he comes back is he a 100%. I just felt like people are factoring that in. So when I saw the 47 and a half, it's like, all right, they're gonna go 48 and 34, but we know they're getting 50 games out of clay. That seems ambitious..

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

06:15 min | Last month

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Couple clippers contracts and that's it for Ben Simmons. Is that are they looking at like 20, 25 cents a dollar? I just don't think Dara would do that. I think you'd rather just bury him and do a steering contest because the thing is, I've been waiting for this to happen with somebody where the player who thinks he has all the leverage who's already getting paid who just thinks he can decide what to do. Actually picks the wrong fight. And in this case, it's the wrong fact. Is Doc Rivers certainly doesn't care. He's been in the NBA for four decades. He's not gonna back down to this guy. Sixers owners don't care. Darrell had all of China coming after him. He's fine. And then the Philly fans, there are the same way. So it's like this is the one situation where I think the player picked the wrong battle. Even the Kyrie thing, there's people will cave in the Kyrie thing. It'll happen. I don't think there's going to be caving in this Philly thing. Well, and the one thing, too, that we can't stress enough is. You know how tough Philly fans are, even when you're trying and you're struggling a little bit, this kid can not I mean they'll destroy him. And he was already and I learned this from the piece I did on Ben a couple years ago, already a little sensitive to what Philly fan said about him and thought about him in this whole idea of they like Joelle better and all this other stuff. I mean, they'll destroy him now, because anyone that was maybe on the fence, which I can't imagine there are many Philly fans left that that's the case. After this today, how can you possibly even do anything that suggests any inkling of empathy or humanity regarding him? Because he's basically thumbing his nose at you, your team, your coach, your TM, your franchise player, everybody. And showed up to collect some paychecks, which was pretty transparent. And that's not going to play well either. Well, now, so now you suspend us. So here's my question. I go back to this again. What if? And I don't have no inside knowledge. This is just me projecting, which is what we like to do. What if Ben Simmons is cam comes out and says, Ben Simmons has some mental health issues. He needs to take some time away. This is no different as we've said over and over and over in this league than a torn ACL. A broken mind is just as important as a broken leg. He needs to take a leave of absence. And the sixers would have to pay him, wouldn't they? Yeah, if that happens, which I think is a real possibility, I would hope it's genuine because I think that would demean the people who actually battle. I couldn't agree more. But I would say, based on everything we've seen that's gone on with mint Ben Simmons, I think there's some stuff going on with him. Legitimately, there's stuff going on with him. And there was some stuff in that even in that Ramona piece about this situation with his family, which we knew and we've talked about a load on the pod. But yeah, it seems like there's a lot of burdens with this dude. I think he has some real family issues. And I think it's like the stuff we talked about in the past, the difference between fearful and fearless and janus how fearless that guy is. That guy is unafraid of everybody and everything and every situation. And if something bad happens, he's on to the next play and Ben Simmons is just the opposite. And it seems like something changed in him between senior and high school and LSU where he became fearful instead of fearless. Right. But yet, we have again examples throughout history. You know, Magic Johnson came out as a rookie in 1980 and he was fearless. He played all 5 positions you want him a championship. And then, you know, in Boston garden, four years later, three years later, he dribbles out the clock and misses free throws and everyone's calling him tragic magic. And then within a year he's wins a championship again. So it's at least he had the baseline of he had had some real success. I guess the issue that fans I talked to are like, what are Ben Simmons wins? What are the things we can point to where it's like, well, he came through that time. It doesn't exist. So when you combine that with all the stuff that's happening now, and we've seen, I mean, you really, you don't have to go back to the cocaine era where you see guys who just tail off. Right? But it was always drugs, or it was always some sort of terrible knee injury. Like, you know, what happened to grand hill or what happened to it? Right. Yeah, which is a shame. But you go back to the 80s and you go look at some of the basketball. Go look at like John drew, go look at John Lucas. Go look at microwave Richardson. These guys, Michael ray Richardson so on, you know, everybody always says he was going to be the missing piece for X, Y and Z, you know, all those guys. Hey, go all the way back to Spencer, Hayward. Who tells who tells his story very plainly that he should have won three championships with the Lakers? But he's too busy being coked up. And God bless him. He's clean now and he's a great he's a great cautionary tale and is so eloquent it telling it. But but I don't think that's what's going on here. I'm not saying that that's what's going on. I know you're not over the course MBA history where Elgin bail is another one, right? Everybody says LJ heard his knee at some point in the mid 60s. Right. It was just never the same. And that's it. So we've seen it with injuries. We've seen it with drugs. We've seen guys get a little funky like latrell sprewell. I think people forget he was first team all in BA and gold state midnight. I would say he was probably the third best two garden the league when he strangled PJ. Looked at his career was over, but he came back. I don't I'm really starting to wonder as Ben Simmons come back in a way that this doesn't that it doesn't drag this around. Now you could say sprewell did. It's pretty well choked his coach was a pariah and was a hero for the Knicks within a year and a half. How about Ron artest, destroyed the league with malice in the palace? Get some counseling. Thanks his psychiatrist on the podium as he beats the Celtics in Boston for an NBA championship. Happens. So I guess the difference with this is we've pointed to all these different things. It's like injury. Some sort of terrible incident drugs. I don't remember just this guy doesn't really like it here situation. Snowballing like this has. But I guess I would push back that I think there's more to it. That's why I'm arguing this mental health, just look between the lines. Some of the things you're talking about, I just think it's a bigger issue. And if it is, it's one that no one will be sympathetic towards, but I will, if.

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

01:34 min | Last month

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Chris Ryan, Paul Newman, Tom Cruise Martin Scorsese. It's a really good one. Fun talking about Newman. I don't remember if we'd really dove into Newman before. So we did it on that one. Also, we did a bunch of basketball coverage today in the ringer. We used the green room on Spotify, did some live pods that bring our NBA show, the mismatch, had a whole bunch of pairings in there. Did an after show tonight after the Lakers warriors came, so keep an eye out for all that content as well. I'm really excited for the basketball season and have a basketball and football together. It's just beautiful. Coming up on this podcast, I'm going to talk a little bit at the top and then Jackie McMullen and I we taped that earlier in the day, but we covered Ben Simmons in the season itself. So that's happening. And then Ben sole act terminator. Relatively new ringer employee hire addition, free agent, whatever you want to call him, but he's been killing it on Warren sharp's Wednesday show in the ringer game show in the ringer and her first show as well. So he came on to break down a little 6 game report of what containers we should be watching, who's in trouble with two and four teams could be a little sneaky dangerous, maybe and a whole bunch more. That is all coming up in one second. I wanted to talk about some of the sports tonight before we get to the rest of the podcast. So I'm taping this part of the pod. It is almost ten o'clock, Pacific time. Just went through another Red Sox roller coaster. You knew they weren't going to win all three at home. I was really trying to be realistic about that. These games, 8 o'clock, 8 o'clock, 5 o'clock.

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76ers boot Simmons from practice, suspend him for 1 game

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00:39 sec | Last month

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

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

01:56 min | 2 months ago

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

04:43 min | 2 months ago

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"I brought up this trade because i think the most likely scenario by far as phillies staring contest them may have michael rubin. Who's one of their owners. Who has is in good standing with the league in the players that have that they had doc rivers one of the most respected coaches. Whether you want to bring up his three one stop for not and they have embiid. Who's one of the best players in the league. And i just having known daryl for almost two decades and having watched how he is run basketball teams. He is never made the three. The dollar for three-quarter straight. He just doesn't do it. He's always trying to get the better guy he's always trying to get the best thing in the trade and now's last stick with the george. It makes more sense to me that he would overpay for paul george then then he would do some stupid minnesota trade and get de ngelo russell. Back that he's never made a deal with that in his career. Other than the westberg. Chris paul trade which should be at thirty for thirty. Because i still don't know. Nfl with that trade. I don't know who wanted to do it. I don't know why it happened. It was the most uncharacteristic trade any. Gm has made for what they more normally make. I will never understand what it was. 'cause hardened credit and chris paul cohen co exist anymore and harden wasn't going anywhere that why. Why are you throwing in packs but except hardened did go somewhere but yeah but that was just built. Your daryl's already gone by then. Yeah it was weird so anyway zach. Do you agree with me on that. That it seems unrealistic. That daryl's just gonna do a cheers fifty five cents for my second best player trade. I haven't liked any of the trades. Really that that. I've done on the trade machine for that reason and i do think that the sixers are trying their best to wait out. The damian lillard situation. I don't know how long they can wait. Maybe they're waiting out bradley beal situation. Which seems to have quieted down. And maybe the wizards have a good year this year and he signs an extension and there is never a bradley beal situation. I think they're trying to play that waiting game. But you know they're gonna have competition for all those guys and everybody wants them. And i think too that the difference here was simmons is. He just doesn't have the leverage you know Which paul's done this past. Obviously with his clients with a d. and others But this is different. I mean he's at his lowest value ever ever and and he's and he's he's locked up for a bunch of years so it's not like was he gonna do hold out for four years. Well that's the thing. He's got four years left on his contract. You obviously the league office is going to watch this very carefully. You know philly handle it. Is he actually not going to report. The camp is like it's easy. It's still like. I know. I know we had the news today that he doesn't intend to port. Camping doesn't intend to we'll. I'm sorry. I think will not report to cam right. Not intend to play another game for the sixers to me. He's keep keep that hasn't happened yet until it happens. Like i still need to see him actually not show up and if he shows up week late that still counts to me is showing up but you better believe the league is watching because like you said. Jackie what is he's got four years contract now he's actually just gonna play. Does he have an obligation to play. Those are really tough questions but this is a scenario that is going to be really interesting to watch but i know the sixers are like you can say whatever you want. Seven days in advance. We know how much money you make. We've never seen a players. Say you know what. I don't wanna thirty five million dollars this lab cool like i'll take. I'll take zero in like we've seen versions in football. We'd never seen somebody who could make this much. What bell lebanon bell did it levin now for thirty five million thirty whatever. Whatever and let me on. Bell wasn't a former number one pick. Who just as disintegrated before our eyes. It's just it's it was stunning to watch. It's still stunning for me to watch. Because i you know. I just hope ben i. I wish ben simmons. Well i want him to find himself into you know but this is. This isn't gonna fly. It's just not so we'll get fined right. It'll be insubordination. You're right the legal. Come down at some point. I i don't i don't know what they'll do. I don't know what the sixers will do. I mean i just. I think that. That's what simmons and his team. It clutch are counting on is like i don't know we don't know what they're gonna do. I think they picked the wrong teen to mess with on this one. That seems pretty that team's going to be pretty resolute of not being pushed around. I think if it was a you know maybe fifteen other franchises would probably fold pretty quickly. I don't see the sixers unit it. we're take one more break..

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

05:26 min | 2 months ago

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Wrong luca ron luca's number. One russell westbrook is number. Two and damian lillard is number. Three but ben simmons is number four. Think about it. He comes in the open floor. He pounded into the paint. Everybody falls a dishes out boom. They hit threes. So if i'm steve bomb like okay okay. That's good that's good but then my analytics guys say oh. Yeah we should tell you this. He made three hundred twenty five field goals this year and three hundred fifteen of them were in the bay. Think about that guys. that's outrageous. That's outrageous eddie. Was the worst free throw shooter in the price and also like zero of those field goals. We're in the fourth quarter of seven game playoff series. But but the thing that i think is interesting. People are really focused on the three point shooting. It's the mid range shooting. He only took twenty one mid range shots all year. How is this possible. How is this possible. So if i'm sag bomber that makes my head explode on. I'm vomiting and i'm saying man that guy. Bill simmons is nuts zach. This is a stunning. He'll turn by jackie. Who is been on this podcast. Many times talking about ben. Simmons i do like he's who i know you you're the best of the he cares too much. Ben simmons defense. He wants to be perfect. He died shoot. He doesn't wanna miss. I believe that it has to be unafraid to fail. I i still believe that bill. And i'll tell you he took ten three pointers. Is this past year ten. He made three of them so he shot thirty percent. Okay thirty percent. That's not good right. But if you shot fifty. I guarantee you would have been thirty five percent and then he'd just be like everybody else but the the part like i told you this i don't know what's been happening with ben simmons. I have not talked to him. Or i have not talked to his people about him in in several months. But if i were in charge of ben simmons. I would have done a couple of things i would have immediately. Got him into mental health counseling because he has a mental block with this game. Much like the yips with steve. Sax or I can name a bunch of nba players. That i think would have been. If darren williams was another guy that i always thought what was going on there. Someone should have been working with a you know a mental health coach. Or you know a positive self talk coach or whatever. You want the heck all summer doing that. Aside from in the gym shooting threes. Or whatever else. And then. If i were ben simmons i would come out and say look. I'm not reporting to the sixers. 'cause they tried to trade me. Yeah and then they tried to make it like everything was fine. And i'm not stupid. And i've been trying to roll with this so-called process but let's be let's be real here. Y'all want joel. You don't want me so just let me go. That was that's perfect. That was my advice for him on this podcast a few weeks ago. Come the heart. No the heart and trade really screwed with my head and i lost my confidence because i know and they know that they try to trade me and then trade fell through basically. Yeah that's my favorite. Everyone's looking at me going. No no we love you. We still love you. Ask right and it's like you guys. Try to trade me to mess of my head. It's like ray allen it except for it didn't was when the celtics tried to trae ray allen that yet. Yeah that that was different. He was dumb with them. He didn't mess with a set because he's way too self-confident and pray that you just got ticked. And and that's why no matter what the celtics offered him. He wasn't stay in the next year. And i don't blame him. Yeah i realized. I think one of the reasons bill you and i both liked the theoretical minnesota fit. Even though the wolves wolves fans are like what can we get him for like. Alex rodriguez memorabilia and mcdaniels ads. I think because. I think there's a natural appeal to now simmons edwards. I think there'd be some stuff sort out there but susan's an and one of the greatest shooting big man of all time. Who actually kinda wants to shoot ten threes. A game in the break again call. Towns wants his posters too. But he doesn't want to twenty five times a game get the ball on the left block and you know jab step into all the stuff that embiid does even though we can do it. I think there's a natural appeal to that. And that's a team. That badly needs any semblance of defensive identity. Is there deal there to be made. I don't know but one of the first deals. I thought of when the minute that that simmons pass that dunk up is minnesota for russell beasley and a whole boatload picks russell whatever and a whole below two picks. Daryl that's i. Both sides seem to hate that deal so maybe nothing to it. Maybe a three team deal. But i do think you take simmons to a team. That doesn't have a post up center. And and his life begins to look a little different. The problem is most teams. Have one guy in their rotation who can't shoot whether it's or there's already mongering it's hard to find that environment. Yeah i mean. I still think i always thought golden state would work even with draymond. I still believe that. But i'm in. I'm in the minority. I know that i still believe. Ben simmons what can i tell you i. I kinda still believe in him too. I think this is salvageable. But this is. I mean we so many incredible skills. He was sickened in defensive player. In the voting and to be honest should have won. I liked the thought of him on the clippers. With all those shooters got pretty interested in me. The more i thought. Here's george paul. George is too big. I get i get it. But here's thing with darrell. And this is the reason..

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 Houston Rockets, John Wall Working to Find Trade Deal

NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

02:01 min | 2 months ago

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

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Derek Jeter Teases One Writer Who Denied Him a Unanimous HoF Selection

WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show

00:26 sec | 2 months ago

Derek Jeter Teases One Writer Who Denied Him a Unanimous HoF Selection

"Derek Jeter, the headliner Wednesday and Cooperstown Baseball's Hall of Fame class of 2020. Finally inducted, and Jeter brought his sense of humor to the induction speech. Thank you to the baseball writers, all but one of you. Voted for me. Yep, referring to that one still anonymous writer who left Jeter off his ballot. The Yankee shortstop goes into the hall with Larry Walker and Ted Simmons and the late Marvin

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Yankees Star Derek Jeter Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 2 months ago

Yankees Star Derek Jeter Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame

"Hi year later than scheduled Derek Jeter led a four member class of inductees into baseball's hall of fame in Cooperstown the fabled Yankee shortstop was joined by cardinals brewers and Braves catcher Ted Simmons expose Rockies and cardinals outfielder Larry Walker and the late Marvin Miller long time head of the Major League Baseball Players Association who made free agency possible shooters long awaited induction speech captured the doubts all four faced on their way to Cooperstown to this day I remember every time I was down there I I I made and I still make a mental note so I was and I'm going to prove doubters wrong no it's what drove me to still drive his date the four inductees were elected to the hall and twenty twenty no one was selected in this year's ballot I'm John Merriam

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Brian Windhorst ‘Highly Doubts’ Ben Simmons and 76ers Can Repair Their Relationship

The Jump

01:49 min | 2 months ago

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

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Charles Barkley Calls out Rich Paul and Klutch Sports for Manipulating the NBA

The Bill Simmons Podcast

02:04 min | 2 months ago

Charles Barkley Calls out Rich Paul and Klutch Sports for Manipulating the NBA

"Clutches able to come up with a solution to this that gets darryl what he needs. That gets them to a place that he'd like to be in an doesn't adversely impact the sixers fortunes in the east. And you know helps other players along the way. I keep hearing like weird names. Cleveland might have an angle minnesota's by favorite getaway any of their assets the minnesota in sacramento ones. Have that kind of logic of of those Folks in those offices have history with daryl. So you know that there they can have conversations and there's absolutely no reason whatsoever for the sixers do a goddamn thing before training camp before the season starts is the best thing about this before the trade deadline. I mean i think that they're well positioned to just chill for a bit. Here's what barkley said on the mike mass analysis show. He's talked about clutch. Was you know how that group works. They try to trade their players to where they want to anthony davis. They had better deals from boston. Maybe even new york. They're like no he's gonna play with. Lebron is not gonna play. They just bullied. The league team. Got to stand up and say i paid your guy. He can't bully me a trade him and meet and have me take some trash back. I'm hoping somebody in the sixers organization got some stones barkley said we have not seen a team degan before and the quick thing you know. There's a persecution complex of them look for so amid this point the most powerful agent is always the least popular agent. David falk in the nineties was basically presented as the anti christ and blame for every bad thing that happened the league in the nineties. Scott boras same thing in baseball. Everybody had scott boras when you're the top agent near attached to the top guy and you're swinging elbows and get clydes what you want and do all that stuff. You're gonna take shit. I don't like some of the stuff they do at the same time. This is a referendum on them right. What how much power do they actually have. Because in this case philly has no trade.

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Can Ben Simmons Be Saved From Philly?

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

01:54 min | 3 months ago

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

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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid Denies 'Rift' Exists With Ben Simmons

The Rich Eisen Show

01:19 min | 3 months ago

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.

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Ben Simmons Informs 76ers He Wants Trade out of Philadelphia

Tolbert, Krueger and Brooks

01:27 min | 3 months ago

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

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Ben Simmons Trade Talks Are Reportedly 'Stalled'

Jalen and Jacoby

01:14 min | 3 months ago

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

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Cam Newton Returns to New England Patriots From COVID Protocol

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP Show

01:25 min | 3 months ago

Cam Newton Returns to New England Patriots From COVID Protocol

"Camp. Dude return to practice today. But it will Patriots did he return to a starting job? That's the question we gave nights went from pretty Coleman. I mean, but Simmons on ESPN Radio ESPN have serious examine Channel Etienne. And gave that is the ultimate question because you look at New York Giants reporters when the Patriots were going ones V ones. And Patrick Graham is a heck of a defensive coordinator for the new for the New York Giants. As a matter of fact, he should be getting looks in the next couple of years. As a head coach. He runs very complex defenses and By all accounts, Mac Jones. Let him up. I mean to lift them up two days ago. Today. Cam Newton returned to practice and they split time. We're the ones and getting their reps. But Mac Jones took a massive opportunity and ran with it. Your reaction Yeah, That's what you want to see. And that for you spent a first round pick on a quarterback when he gets that opportunity, and you didn't know when it was going to come. You don't know how it was going to come for him to take that opportunity and run with it. That's what you want to see. That being said. I still think Cam Newton is going to be starting September 12th. I just feel that he's going to start the season as the number one quarterback for Bill Belichick. I'm excited. Honestly, for Cam in Year two with the New England Patriots, I thought he was gonna be a little bit better a year ago. I still think that there is I mean, the M V P might not still be in there, but I think there's some really good football stealing Cam Newton. I think he's going to show that a little bit

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New York Knicks' Nerlens Noel Sues Rich Paul

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

00:52 sec | 3 months ago

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.

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New York Knicks' Nerlens Noel Sues Rich Paul, Klutch Sports

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

00:50 sec | 3 months ago

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

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Judge Orders Missouri To Implement Medicaid Expansion

NPR News Now

00:54 sec | 3 months ago

Judge Orders Missouri To Implement Medicaid Expansion

"Judge in missouri is ordering the stay to expand medicaid immediately. Mpr selena simmons duffin reports more than two hundred fifty thousand residents will now be eligible for health insurance through the program. Missouri voters passed a referendum to expand medicaid last november. But it's been a political saga. Since then the republican legislature refused to fund it and the governor said he wouldn't implement it last month. The supreme court ruled the state must move forward with expansion. That means all adults making less than about eighteen thousand dollars. A year would be eligible for coverage the state. Ask for a delay. But now a federal judge has ruled the state needs to start enrolling people in this group immediately. Medicaid expansion was a key part of the affordable care act and has been a huge political fight for years. Twelve states still have not expanded medicaid leaving millions of people and a health insurance coverage

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

06:01 min | 4 months ago

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"The knicks and you believe in what you have to offer to a superstar as far as your market as far as you know just all the amenities that come with being a big deal in new york city then you should be operating this way right and treading water address. Seven seat isn't the ended a world because playoff basketball in. Msg is a thing and it's a lot of fucking wealth and they they've the culture all the guys they added that helps the cameras of renowned. Great guy i would say one of the five or six most popular guys in the entire league that him people like for think and celtics stint with short but there was good feedback about him and just in general like the culture is in place which is the biggest they needed repair. They had hit a situation where major free agents word even meeting with them like durant never met with them in two thousand sixteen. You know when you when you hit that point yeah. It's it's dark well. Here's the concern that i have. Bill simmons there is a scenario under which both of our beloved basketball teams may not make the. We're going to be the the playing. thank god. they're bringing back to playing game like the east got better. The east is better. These improved quite a bit. I mean you you have to You have the brooklyn milwaukee philly triumvirate at the top and you if you assume that phillies going to work out. Ben simmons thing at some point get something of value in return. It's that those big three and then miami took a giant step forward with with lowry and then the next class is atlanta who made the f. conference finals and his running it back. They brought john collins back. They knicks the knicks. Just improved and the pacers essentially. Are you know getting back. Guys that were injured last season at the functional equivalent of getting. You know brand. New players and tj worn and and levert right and and the bulls just made a significant improvement as well god. Damn what's washington and boston. Supposed to do. And by the way matching charlotte. Well you're in more trouble than i am. I think is here just a just a bit more. I have to agree. But i'm just saying i have that sparks drop sixers. He dropped hawk. Celts drop both pacers knicks. That's nine and all of those teams have reason to think that they could get to a four seat. Yes right again. One injury somewhere. You're a little better than you thought. And then that hornets raptors wizards thing. I liked what the hornets did And then now. There's marketing rumors with him with them. Which i still think you know we. We could see but the the Really the only three that you're writing offer the magic and the cavs and the pistons. The raptors are kind of cool. I don't know what they are. But i'm not going to write them off right. No no no. They're too smart especially especially since they just made a messiah jerry. Czar freak in the. Oc raptor yeah. That was crazy. He basically gets. I refuse on so guys. Role is to first refusal at adam. Silver's jobs like you rigor. If he wants we should look into the whatever point The book start putting up odds. Toronto has a dark horse candidate for ben simmons. I could absolutely see that as a destination. Because of the stability over the organization masai and nurse and like a what an opportunity for him to rehabilitate himself in the town would would absolutely like tons like portland and toronto. That have a nurturing relationship with with the team. I could see ben simmons in toronto. I would not shock me yet. We should probably mention them with. Ben simmons teams. 'cause they they it. Crm siachen plus plus. Yeah i've seen. I've seen that out there. Obviously ben a loss. If you're if you're feeling you're not you're like wow. This is what we turned. We got siaka who got suspended last year and went off a cliff for a little while other. That's what we turn bed. Simmons it is certain point. You gotta start talking yourself into cj mccollum if you're gonna do that what i can't believe back on segments. What's the most fun simmons trade. 'cause i feel like just the one v one him for levin is the most fun trade where we would have the simmons reinvention chicago the third biggest market. We have and then. We'd have levine on a really good team with good players around him on a team that actually needs all the things that he's good at. You know coming off. The olympic experience as house does i love trading for guys after. They've been in the olympics when they've worked with all the Stars and gotten the You know little tips and little tricks in watching so and so waking up at five in the morning and all that stuff like they always say naveh goodyear year after that were we going to say was me. The most fun would have been him or portland with dame though and allowing him to be the draymond to dame's staff right where whenever teams put two on the ball on the picket role You can just give that past. Ben simmons at the top of the key and he's going downhill with a head of steam. You know three onto. And that's like that's dangerous. That's fun that's like players who actually complement each other in an ecosystem that makes sense for anything. You're talking portland daimler. Not olympic embarrassed dame lo. You go with the slander. Nba or the table. I'm not letting of a four-game.

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

07:02 min | 5 months ago

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"The other thing. I thought i thought philly Atlanta really figured out something with philly playing trae in the williams at the same time when you would say. Hey dave kind that a figure out though. That's that seems kind of it was just like we're gonna torch curry curry and a half the guard. One of these two dudes. And we're we're we're gonna hunt in the same way. Coach bud was afraid. The james harden these past two games. They were hunting curry. And i actually. I just feel like atlanta has figured stuff out as the series is gone along whereas phileas not even playing the rookie. Yesterday who i thought was really good day. Good energy they have an eight. They know who their eight guys are. And they don't have hunter who i really liked but I would be really concerned. We should talk about trade to be. Because i is so fucking tough and i think when you're a little guy like that and you're the best guy in the team and you and your that eager and excited to win on the road that now you start dipping into the tom l. cycle the dash. He's like absolutely guys the toughest guy in your team. There's a lot of good. nba history stuff with that. And i just stunned by how how much. he's improved. how he was solving shit. They're in the series in I can't say enough about them. I'm so fucking impressed by that guy and this it's been said i'm not the first person to make this point but like nope it like trae young hasn't been had having his ass kissed his whole life abou- why he's gonna be great. It's been opposite. It's been opposite of ben simmons. Quite frankly why. He's not going to get it done right like why. This doesn't make sense that he would excel to this degree even when he was chilling as a rookie. Second year guy. People like oh. Is this going to work in the playoffs. This guy those people. I spent guy as he guy who had to actually believe themselves the whole time. It's not like people were kissing his ass talking about pat him on the head and say you're going to be so great kid now has been the opposite so the mental toughness is already there. That's what i love about. Trae young ed to get back to joel like okay. He's clearly the focal point of what they do. Or defense if they're gonna get stopped us because he's meeting dribblers out and contesting and he's dominating in the paint and then he's exerting himself offensively as the only freaking constant generator of good looks offensively when it comes to one on one leg i mean he could probably do one half of the game in. Have somebody support him the other half but to ask me do both of those things for the duration of his minutes the size that he is and he's never been that great condition that you know it's a lot to ask this dude it's a it's it's too much to ask him but in a too much to ask him to not be able to deebo. Clint capelle in the fourth quarter. I'm not letting them off the hook because he's got to create like you can't be talking all this. Hey and get technical. Fouls try to be the tough guy. The fourth quarter. You can't say click cappella and i. I'm sorry i just watched drama by like shut up click cappella you know in the west. You can't let clint cappella asked you like you gotta be able to dominate that matchup. Even if it means you need to chew in the first half and stop trying to show off right and flexible like relaxed in the first half like flip it so go all out early on you know. Say patient self though you got to have a fourth quarter but but i do want to say about trae. I think one of the things that has helped trae like you said he definitely has his leathery skin. Because he's been he's been here at all his life and also think the steph curry comparisons help of people don't understand this dude is a. He is like a point guard. Like this do kim pad he has counters writing. Not people think he's just the shooter at his rains like that's not this. Do like what his shot is not falling. And he's not like steph curry fish. either right. he's not the do should forty five percent three. But what is not fallen. He's got another option. He would just dynasty up right. You just like your brother drive. Just whip passes like he's got a back door like it. He's got a bag like in the real sense. That still developing like this dude is like. He's building something here. Like this reminds me they know travis link and it is the gm like the always guy they remind me of twenty zero warriors whereas lying what. They're learning now watch. What straight young. To three years when he's got this experience at do went to the garden punked the mix and now he's in philly affronted iverson pocket. Sixers like this dude is about that life and he also has a whole bag that i think people thought he was gonna a shooter and how was it like a shooter with afro. It is like nah like this. Do will dice you up. And he will live in the paint or you as crazy like what does the one hundred twenty like. He's half of james hard right now. And and he's he's crazy philly and he's not even shooting that will the is that it feels like he has no level that's a great point about the thirteen warriors. I would actually say this. It's almost like the thirteen. And fourteen warriors combined like both those yen's yes yet because i the problem solving that he's been able to do in this series like you talked about what's what's really makes him special and something. I just did not think he had an was if he doesn't have a shot or if they're taking stuff away from game for he figured out how to get other people involved. Anyway give people shots at eighteen assists this game five. You could see him figure out what to do against simmons and thighbone liking key play. The game was that three pointer right when he got when he drew thighbone the air and got the three free throws he set that up for eight seconds. He he had that dude on yoyo. He knew exactly what he was gonna do. Set it up. set it up. Set it up anywhere for and five on flying into him and then he got the three that shit when you talk about like the curry comparisons. I agree with you. I think they're at the attic. He steve to be steve nash. He's steve nash. Two point zero with Basically less of a conscience but the same kind of the way he was the guy and go. he's us. Yeah do not be. He will have a batch shooting right. He struggled with a shot. At then he'll go and get a hit a couple of floaters. What does every other shooter do. They hit a couple. You take your book back out there all right. I'm good now. I'm gonna give you seventy eight floaters like a maniac about stopping huge just like i'm about to hit this every single time. Stop every other shooters like okay. I'm good now. I work with my back out. I'm out here back into three. He's like nah. You go get this work. And he's like one hundred twenty pounds in the lane like florida floater. Floater floater like. So you stop it. This is what i'm doing. This dude is of mania is a grow wise. I have an incredibly important question for you. That.

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

06:44 min | 5 months ago

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"We see some stock up. Stock down stuff happening. Ben simmons is value just in this hawks series has pushed him until a the level. We were talking on green room. We're just. kfc was. I was like i know you've been on the trade machine. Kfc and he's like. Oh yeah we started around and it got to the point where it was like. Ben simmons for zach levine. And patrick williams. Chicago wouldn't do that. It's too much. I to lead gash. Kaga wouldn't do that. So it's like all right would they. Do zac levine. For ben simmons. Then we're like I don't know. Like wow ben simmons who was the focal point of a james harden and trade five months ago and now we're wondering if chicago would trade zach levine. Straight up for him and it comes down to like he's a forty four minute guy you know and sometimes this happens with basketball. R- you have you forty eight minute guys. Forty four minute guys. The shock was a forty four. Minute guy you wanna title with him because he always had kobe or wade he always at somebody for the last four minutes. Simmons might not even be a forty four minute guy. He might be like a thirty six minute. Guy in the fourth quarter. He's just he's not only out of the loop pitas seem to want any part of it and i don't know how that can be your second best guy in title team. What do you see was second best. Say okay i've been off. Ben simmons basically. It's like year two or three when it was so obvious that he just was not going to change or prove what he did. One and to your best player. He takes away from from him optimizing all of his skill set meaning. You're always hanging out at the paint. And that's where i'm best at and i did it. Joel is stretching his game out to accommodate dude who is way worse than him. Instead of the other way around. That's crazy it would be like. If lebron was accommodating cow coups mma cow coups made himself into a garbage pail type of hustle type of god because those are the guys that fit well against next. Lebron you spot up you get the garbage points. You d up good wings. that's the ideal fit next lebron. While he's orchestrating offense. This i did at joel is developing jump shots. Further and further and further away from the basket to accommodate his quote unquote running mate. It's ridiculous and again offensively. what has he added. Has he added a little post game of florida game. A mid range game but crazy. Nothing has been added since his second year in the league. It's you telling me zach levine. Excuse me zach levine. Beasts people wanna would be makes free throws zach. Levine is an excellent shooter. And he's added to his game he's added to his game yes. He's a civil defence. We know that. But i'm sorry. Zach levine has easily identifiable playoff traits. What is ben simmons. Doing for me. And i'll ask you guys this because i- been kilobits simmons for like two weeks now. I asked you guys this big of somebody like mikhail bridges who nobody would ever consider him like in the ballpark of being some second best player on a title team. The way you just mentioned with simmons would team in their right mind would swap those two under any circumstances for what especially at the simmons. Price like bridges extensive. He'd probably go get to one hundred mil who probably get a twenty. Five year is in the thirties to do what to do. What for you i object. I'm sorry i've been offered his kid. And i'm going to regain off until he shows me an aptitude to do things that matter offensively in these big spots you see the god gives the ball ability standing two feet from the basket the whole possess you. He's a standard row guy. You basically doubling up anybody who wants to go near the basket. Well then they say when he does. The screen arose and atlanta's just dropping twelve feet back. They're not even near marcus. What do you think. Where do you stand on the benson and say i'm the more people are often the more get on his. I see. I see the potential in a year right of shopping for talent. Baby what is he. Twenty twenty two twenty three dollars probably about twenty four now these twenty four now. Yeah yeah so. He's like four years in the league. I i think he needs to change of scenery. The the the the reason. I feel. Good about ben simmons because i think what bothers him has been so i think he might be adding onto game. He has never using. He's ever used it right. I could see this do ball. It like la an off season right. Got all this stuff. Everybody's like yo wires you do it right because something is up there. He needs to change of scenery a he clearly needs a roster around here right like he needs he needs he needs way or space I still have hope for is not in though. It's not affiliate at all. He's got to get off the court you've gotta take a bus to the games that that excludes him for being a top three player on the team championship team. It literally takes you out. You got to take them off the court but put it with the right news like if you put him with staff and clay and the the problem is driven by now. You've got two guys like that. But unless drones in the trade let's trade. You eat yogurt about the can saw so this superstar alleged superstar big time talent this one specific instance in the whole effective orleans. If you don't trade cj but you got dame c. J. he's that third three. i mean. Look you gotta keep it wearing his. Lots andrew wiggins for a year right. I feel like it's possible. I feel like there's hope for players like you know say i feel like there's a rehab that could be done. That could kind of us got it. Forget about the money you gotta like put out the window and figure out how you could use them on. Still been usable. I just. He's not that he's not that do he. He's not the dude that we thought he was and the faster. Everybody realizes that the better off he will be. I wish that he had had two years on. Like how devon booker had a couple of those years on phoenix where he just had to worry about scoring twenty seven game and not having to carry a team. Do too much like the team was going nowhere. I wish instead had a couple of years where he was just the doodo guy for crappy team..

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

04:17 min | 2 years ago

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Name and the Bruins have looked terrible lately and the red zone down in flames. And we're not in the playoffs. In football we sat around two and football. Maybe it's finally voted great twenty years. We had a great twenty years but At an to bring closure to the core episode. I'm just shaking my head. I just don't understand how men with integrity and character men or women can go down that path when it's so obvious that somebody's GonNa talk about it later next. Well at least you you love this Celtics team so at least we have that I do I do love the Celtics team. I'm a little confused weather so inconsistent consistent it. It seems like anytime one of their starters doesn't play we fall apart And obviously Ted him didn't play last night. Mr First game missed this year and we. We looked terrible I think the NBA regular season. And there's always like like an exception this year is the bucks probably were there just pretty consistent week after week but in general are these teams should so many threes now. I just think it's really hard to have a normal. A month is just have these games where somebody will get hot or somebody makes nineteen threes and or you you go three for twenty seven from three or or whatever and it just seems like there's more variance like we lost that Washington game. An Issue Mitch has got Super Hot for two and a half quarters is an all the sudden. WE'RE GONNA lose to the wizards team. That Bradley beal seems that stuff happens more than ever lately. It happened a lot to last year when one guy would get hot. But the the Lakers magic game and bar. California's had a triple double. And they beat the Lakers and it was like I wasn't wasn't that surprised because I do feel like The league is just way more random they tonight that he used to be watching. ESPN show a little bit today and They were talking about the basketball show. At three o'clock they'll talking about folks and and I'm happy for the guy who killed us. Though last night it wasn't in three point. Shooting was Derek made eleven. Two point is if I recall he. He's always killed. It was unstoppable. Last name You you know the funding the false things. I think one of the most incredible stories in well. They gave that guy away they gave more. They made where they didn't even really get anybody who who helped the last year they got. Jonathan Simmons who I thought was going to help them and didn't and then they got a future. They got a second round pick last year thirty three and then a lottery protected. Two thousand twenty two pick from o'casey so they they would talk the on the jump. Today that you know philly waited like three years for Embiid to get his act together. But they didn't have the patience to wait they don't false and and as you said gave him up nothing in a weird way they would have been better off keeping them and then at least he could have been a trade asset may aby for last summer during the season this year because as he was making like ten million a year so I'm glad they didn't keep them for that reason although I don't think eighty would fit on necessarily team on that you're where it's a great story though the kids only twenty one. I really enjoyed watching mice. Thank 'cause the Lakers Kinda didn't know what to do with them. He he was going all over the place but yeah what a mess man you eat. Throw that combined with the tatum part of it and And yet philly beats us every time we play so I guess we can't talk too much much All right I wanNA check in the phone about core. I'm guy is nice to have you on the podcast. Add we we. Should you had like the Abullah virus for months but it is finally turning around but yeah you had A. You've been sick for like nine months. I had to the visit to Cuba. IMBOULA virus the Muslim back to Cuba. You enter for like that much better. Everybody must have I take that back..

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

04:17 min | 2 years ago

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Name and the Bruins have looked terrible lately and the red zone down in flames. And we're not in the playoffs. In football we sat around two and football. Maybe it's finally voted great twenty years. We had a great twenty years but At an to bring closure to the core episode. I'm just shaking my head. I just don't understand how men with integrity and character men or women can go down that path when it's so obvious that somebody's GonNa talk about it later next. Well at least you you love this Celtics team so at least we have that I do I do love the Celtics team. I'm a little confused weather so inconsistent consistent it. It seems like anytime one of their starters doesn't play we fall apart And obviously Ted him didn't play last night. Mr First game missed this year and we. We looked terrible I think the NBA regular season. And there's always like like an exception this year is the bucks probably were there just pretty consistent week after week but in general are these teams should so many threes now. I just think it's really hard to have a normal. A month is just have these games where somebody will get hot or somebody makes nineteen threes and or you you go three for twenty seven from three or or whatever and it just seems like there's more variance like we lost that Washington game. An Issue Mitch has got Super Hot for two and a half quarters is an all the sudden. WE'RE GONNA lose to the wizards team. That Bradley beal seems that stuff happens more than ever lately. It happened a lot to last year when one guy would get hot. But the the Lakers magic game and bar. California's had a triple double. And they beat the Lakers and it was like I wasn't wasn't that surprised because I do feel like The league is just way more random they tonight that he used to be watching. ESPN show a little bit today and They were talking about the basketball show. At three o'clock they'll talking about folks and and I'm happy for the guy who killed us. Though last night it wasn't in three point. Shooting was Derek made eleven. Two point is if I recall he. He's always killed. It was unstoppable. Last name You you know the funding the false things. I think one of the most incredible stories in well. They gave that guy away they gave more. They made where they didn't even really get anybody who who helped the last year they got. Jonathan Simmons who I thought was going to help them and didn't and then they got a future. They got a second round pick last year thirty three and then a lottery protected. Two thousand twenty two pick from o'casey so they they would talk the on the jump. Today that you know philly waited like three years for Embiid to get his act together. But they didn't have the patience to wait they don't false and and as you said gave him up nothing in a weird way they would have been better off keeping them and then at least he could have been a trade asset may aby for last summer during the season this year because as he was making like ten million a year so I'm glad they didn't keep them for that reason although I don't think eighty would fit on necessarily team on that you're where it's a great story though the kids only twenty one. I really enjoyed watching mice. Thank 'cause the Lakers Kinda didn't know what to do with them. He he was going all over the place but yeah what a mess man you eat. Throw that combined with the tatum part of it and And yet philly beats us every time we play so I guess we can't talk too much much All right I wanNA check in the phone about core. I'm guy is nice to have you on the podcast. Add we we. Should you had like the Abullah virus for months but it is finally turning around but yeah you had A. You've been sick for like nine months. I had to the visit to Cuba. IMBOULA virus the Muslim back to Cuba. You enter for like that much better. Everybody must have I take that back..

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

02:31 min | 2 years ago

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"I'm totally here for that is the cap workout can do that one would depend on what they do in free agency, if they have the cap space to absorb Chris Paul's contract that would work but you, you would want to sign a guy so he'd need to find somebody somebody salary to make it work tough salary to match though. Hey, could renounce just about everybody and I think the only as it have on the books are like LeBron Kouzmin Ingram? They, they could do it to create the space for free and or absorbing Paul. But if you wanna find a guy and trade for Chris Ball, it would be a little bit. I think if it happened, it's because they struck out Anita xactly, the two most fun, fake trades. Are that one and Benjamin's for McCollum trades that will that happen? But are just really fun. I hate that trade which for him for both teams have really it makes both number one, but for Philly. I don't like that trade. I think Ben Simmons, I'm I always joke about shoots the wrong hand how he don't joke about a casino series on here. Statements about Devon Booker is the best in the league. He does he absolutely does he shoots over seventy percent of his jump shots, using his right hand shoots anywhere. You take four shots at a gas. I guess he uses us right hand thought about she. It's like with Joel Embiid. He's your number one player. If you're the Sixers, however Embiid is somebody who is fragile. He has proven not to be durable in the past and at twenty five years old. He moved around like he was forty five sometimes and with Ben Simmons, if you're talking about the best fit for him as a player, it's like a Janas escarole, and he's not going to get that with Philly. But to me, Philly, Ben Simmons a superstar insurance if anything horrible ever happens to Joel bead at least have been Simmons to be the next guy that you can build around, because C J McCollum as good as he is play. But see, here's the question Cassie, I just don't. I don't I don't I haven't seen since dating back to the Boston series last year. And I was an in the camp of that guy is going to be a superstar and you start with that Boston series you go through this whole season this year. Year. I don't think he had any of the checkpoints. I wanted to hit not one of them. I mean to me for Simmons his his game. So unique asking very specific role. Like if it he played with Dame. It'd be incredible. The roll man off a great pick and roll point guard that would be like that. That's one of the things though, the KC doesn't like this trade. No, no. You and I both have written about Ben Simmons short roller Portland. Right. You do that. It'd be great because it's like fear radically. Ben Simmons being your dream on Dame fascinating. Because you.

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

02:59 min | 2 years ago

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"So what does he do what walk me through ninety minutes in the gym with Ben Simmons ball Hanley? Is he they say they all say he takes jumpers. I don't know. I don't know what that is. But like there's all these people to like there's lazy people out there. And I'm not I don't know if he's lazy or not lazy. I'm not I have no idea. So I'm not sharing that opinion. But there's guys that I'll see that go hitting the gym now, Saul everything's new. You're like all you're doing is posting fucking pictures from dead lifts, and you're not doing anything like some people that are lazy think showing up and doing minimal shit is actually working hard. So for the person for to be up to that person to gauge how hard or not hard. They're working. I don't know. Let's get some cameras in there. This is all access. Let's do this hard knocks Ben Simmons. I like James harden. And when after a game when there's actually video from working at eleven o'clock on like a step back three say working with boxing video like we'll see it with different football players guys. It'd be like oh look at this footage of him. Like, we'll because he gave it to you. And. Everybody. Who's like, okay at boxing wants people to see that. They're like pretty decent of throwing a punch. So I gave this like Russell Wilson's the king of giving you boxing footage is like my daughter played for each grade team last year, and she loves soccer. She like basketball as much, but she did it because they needed girls for the team. And they had almost won the four says, she's she's like Durant little bit. Just about as booty. Corner. But her nose be like. It would always be like Zoe should go outside shoot some jumpers. Yeah. I'll go out there later, and then she would just never go because she just doesn't like basketball that much. I wonder if Ben Simmons is like that we're brands like, hey ad. Then you should go out and shoot some jumpers is a Yam going out there to second in music just in the gym fucking lifting. Is this good? I wanna do free throws for ten minutes. Coach we need to go to the gym to work on our Brett Brown accent. Because I want to do it. So Hampshire one. We're no he's from Maine. We screwed that up. We started calling a Rhode Island last time. And it's readies for Maine, and I hear it. It's amazing. It's so good. And I can't do it. I've been practicing like when he did interview the other day. I'm like, oh, okay. Well, it's because it's it's raspy and it's old. And then there's just words that are murdered were just you're like what the hell was that word? It's so much more. He sounds like like, you're stopping by sandwich. Massachusetts to get gas on the way to let Cayenne. Innis in your at the at the dunk each side. He has the cane is at Dunkin donuts and like Brett Brad's AI, wait you headed to Hyannis. I was just there. It is just like, I don't know..

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

04:10 min | 2 years ago

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"The because you had each had people grabbing. Territories now is the I I was so naive about a lot of this stuff. And I never realized for my in like, I was considered be close to you which was bad for me. And where created some some resentment in fund that guy. Yeah. But the first time I really felt it was that time with the when would magic left countdown. And then I think the New York Times wrote a story or somebody wrote a story about that. We had had this power battle. And all right. Right. Right. And I was like what the fuck I love magic was the first time like I. And then I remember you and I got mad each other about it. But I was like this is insane whereas exist, why would somebody do this? But now Labat's man as naive. I should've should've been more aware of the stuff meal it loose again. Like the same thing. Life day has a certain charm and incense to it. But I I was naive about some of the things you mentioned the politics thing sort of naive right on Nadia. I'm a little bit of an idealist. And and wanted to change the world we try to use the SP's to change the world riot. I never I believe moun- rhetoric that look there's would not play in politics. You know, we're we're involved in in diversity, and tolerance and opportunity for everybody and hacking that be political is been politicized in this country. But I didn't believe that celebrating the rights of people to have whatever to be who they were was a good thing. And how can you be against that? You know, if if if Bruce Jenner felt that his the he was Caitlyn Jenner who's to say that he should denies himself herself that right? And and I was a little naive at a lot of the world doesn't think that. I think in especially for me is being side. People were like, can you your show us games in highlights? It's not I don't I don't think I was with you on pretty much all this stuff. But I also like I look at what is being is. Now, it does make more sense as business like here here sports here highlights. Here's some shows about people talk about sports where stay at your way. Yeah. We're good. Yeah. I had the. I have some level of simply for people who are like, you know, I'm gonna watch sports. It's a retreat. It's a I used to hear it from George would say look people won't arrest. But from all the controversy instead of going on the hard part was we were news organization and ESPN is a hard seeing to compartmentalize and people won't to compartmentalize it we wanted to be everything yet to the safe thing we want to be a news organization. We wanted to be the leading producer games. We wanted to be journalist. We wanted to be opinion. Est. We wanted to you know, let's even a Smith talk and let and had and let Don van Natta do investigate reports. And we wanna do in have Bill Simmons have fun and produce an alternative website. It sort of felt like you could use the big umbrella via subpoena do anything. Yeah. And some people it's it's back in two thousand four right wins, no longer cuddly. And when you had this sort of politics of polarization in nation, you're. Suddenly were forced to pick sides, not many people who spanned both sides sports actually has the ability to do that. No, nobody doesn't like sports. And in fact, a lot of the biggest sports fans tend to be fairly conservative ranch into be in the southeast and the midwest. And I remember two thousand thirteen in the summers at the Espy's would I forget, it hosted it, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to second season account down, and we had dinner. Yeah. And at that point he is peon was at the peak of its powers. It was making an incredible amount of money. We ate really no competitor. And a ton of influence, and we're doing cool stuff. I do feel like the stretch from like Oneida to two thousand thirteen I still stand by the company was super creative like thirty thirty and grantland stuff..

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"It is interesting though, that I there haven't been that many players in MB history who had the chance to be like a top six or seven guy. But really couldn't put up more than twenty two twenty two points in a game. And if they got super hot and a game might get to thirty Jason Kidd was like that for a long time. Usually it's point guards. It's not although I guess Ben Simmons technically is a point guard. Yeah. I know. Right. But fully whatever is when somebody says, the Jason Kidd comp was Simmons because of the shooting or right? I go, you know, that's still not good. So what am I supposed to do ten years of this ten years of not being able his shots? And then he's gonna be Jason Kidd from the outside. I don't see the comp with that. At all doesn't make any sense to me in some how that's a win like oh took Jason Kidd along time. Well, that's a whole point. That's why we're freaked out. And that's why it's the oddity that you point out alpha last year, you're going the Sixers going to have to top ten players, and they're gonna be right there. This next run is gonna go through Philadelphia felt real. And then the problem with those expectations are that. When you look like the exact same guy or some people are figuring you out a little bit. And I think in. Series. Simmons becomes a different player because of how you can defend him the same. You know, it's the same opponent five six seven games. And you're going to remember this like you get better at following your own rules. And so I think that hurts the Sixers I think that hurts Ben Simmons in in the year two to not see any semblance of anything that looks like progress. That's why he's this weird could have been a top ten, but probably isn't a top twenty guy right now despite the flashes at times from like this guy's sick. Like watching him do some stuff that he was doing. I rented heat Jaanus gave it right back to him. But like how many other guys can physically match Jaanus in this league? That's the thing is a plus athlete. Right. If you remove the shooting thing, he's there's this exclusive club of athletes who are also really good in the NBA right now and he's on that shortlist. So I don't play he made against Boston thought was the most interesting play of seen him make an his career in crunch time in the last minute when he took it to the basket in drew the contact and made that that was like a that was a big. Time scoring play. I hadn't really seen him doing anything like that. And that kind of situation that was after Kyrie pointed Tatum to stay up here was Butler. And then Kyrie's stayed up too. So Tatum let. Yeah..

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

02:51 min | 3 years ago

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"What was going on last season that he needed a full year as a rookie to acclimate year old point guard a bad team? Yeah. I Meyer what he's doing all of the things that you listed off. I believe are admirable. I just don't think that he's ahead of Devon Booker at the stage of you know of the game. And he's got an easy head. He's making five point five million this year in Devon Booker making. Three this year, but then twenty seven year from now, and he's got this hundred forty million dollar contract coming so it's really as an asset. I think I'd rather FOX on a rookie contract. Maybe. So I just you know, the jury's still out from me. I'm not ready. He's another one that. I'm not ready to coronate. I do admire what he's done this year, and the the prices, obviously, right? It's the right situation for him. Congratulations to Sacramento for looking into a a young foundation. Finally, it's a really teen years. Now. It's a really fun to watch. I hope sack town royalty rights. Shitty post about you. They eat a house. I has doesn't believe in Darren FOX give me that as a headlines fine. He's fine. He's fine. Says Joe house Joyal? I'm moran. But I know he's a little polarizing I was texting with somebody about it. Simmons a drop the nefore teen. Partly because. I don't know how long he's going to be there. I've seen him be buying this. I I don't know. I just stuff you hear keep saying, I don't why he and he and beat their Jimmy Butler is the one by the way that was my favorite line in this whole column. Desktop Jimmy Butler out of the entire trade value column. He's out of the column because he's a dick a dick I chuckled. I enjoyed it. I don't like Dicks. I thought Simmons in the in that words game Simmons and Embiid together was really really fun to watch. 'cause they those guys were Houghton ball, and like there's so athletic and Simmons who still just can't shoot. But he's he's like crashing the boards now. And he's really he's figuring out when Embiid when they go to beat on the post or whatever had a kind of lurk around on the baseline the way Rondo used to and then come flying in for the offensive rebound when the shot's going up. He's eight the frustrating thing for me is. I just wanna see him do the magic Showtime thing. I've fast breaks in the league doesn't really do that anymore. Almost would've rather seen. Ben Simmons thirty five years ago when we did have threes. I wish Ben Simmons at a time machine at half. Eighty four. We need to see him. He needs to start at this point of the season..

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"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

04:08 min | 3 years ago

"simmons" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"I enjoyed it. But they they really they it's now to the point where the spotlight has been on this team now for two years in a really significant way. And when you watch them there's nights like last night when they just seem unhappy, you know, now they're coming off a four game win streak where they seemed happy last night. It was that last night was a schedule loss last night felt like this. But. Right. You're talking about give these three stars that just. On paper fit. But when you the eye test, I don't see it yet. Now, they have more time to figure it out. But at some point the offense is the run through one of the three you can't do the year. Turn my turn his turn thing. And that's what they need to figure out more than anything a muscle, not positive. I am still not positive Simmons. And Embiid should be in the same team. And I mean that from the sense like what I talked about Zach this week about how much fun as Simmons for Davis trade would be where is I just kinda want Simmons to have his own team where it doesn't have to worry about a center that he has to get involved. And he's just pushing the ball every single time with with wings and guys who can jump and I just wanna see him in that situation with. Here's the thing though, in this interational of the NBA, you don't get that. Right. You don't get to be the guy on team if you won't shoot the basketball. You can't know franchise can do that yet. But it could he be Jason Kidd late nineties early two thousands where he's not shooting that much but everything runs through him. I think he could he be has to start shooting. He has to shoot. I is it true. I thought I saw a stat that he's taken zero three pointers this season. Yes, I disagree on this. I don't know if he has to shoot I think he needs to create whether that whether that actually means he has to shoot for twenty five feet. I don't know. But like dream on hasn't been able to shoot for two years, but he's still be able to create opportunities for other teammates Simmons's much better than Draymond offensively. I don't know about. I mean, Draymond on feels eminently tradeable you and I cover this a little bit. Maybe definitely now. But the thing I I would agree with you in terms that creator role maybe seven years ago, the the way the NBA existed then. Yeah, you have to have if you have the ball you have to be able to score it at the ball's in your hands. You have to be able to score it. Yeah. I don't know. I I hate overreacting to what's happening recently. I still feel like there's a place in the world fern offense to run around a guy who is great on the fast break has been Simmons's, and who is such a good half court passer, and who posts up, and that's the thing with with the Embiid part of this is. I I would really just like to see them run stuff through him on the low post way more often than from what I've seen. I haven't watched as many Sixers quarters as Ben Dietrich. But that's always my lasting when I leave Sixers game. That was what I was scared of in the playoff series last year, Boston. I just never wanted them the post of Ben Simmons because I felt like as soon as they did that the Celtics you could tell how scared they were that they all of a sudden defenders were flying around trying to figure out what to do sending a double atom and. That's what I'm afraid of. So anyway, I he's only twenty two he's a worker progress. The. Yeah, that's that you just put it so beautifully for the purposes of the all-star starter. Ballot bright. So Ben Simmons is not going to be the all-star starter from the east at the guard position. But we have half of the regular season to go and to my way of thinking the more interesting half and the playoffs. And so all of that is a Brin new tob Bula Rasa opportunity blank slate to go do some of these things and we've seen this many times teams identity can take off. Yes out of the second half of the season. And so maybe that's what's in front of us..

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