Trade Ben Simmons poll

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Rastapopoulos, Jun 21, 2021.

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What's the most you would give up for Ben Simmons?

  1. CJ + RoCo for Simmons and scrubs

    10.6%
  2. CJ for Simmons

    63.4%
  3. It depends on our new coach

    3.5%
  4. I'm not trading for that bum!

    22.5%
  1. Orion Bailey

    Orion Bailey Well-Known Member

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    when Dame has been out cj’s numbers are not that far from Dames per game.

    Dame has much better overall range but doesnt come close to the mid range foot work cj has.

    not sure its as massive as some think
     
  2. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Take Indy out of the running for ben

     
  3. RR7

    RR7 Well-Known Member

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    Just came in here to post that, but I apparently hadn't read the last page, and in that time, you beat me here!
     
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    WesleyMatthews Well-Known Member

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    If we trade Dame; would Simmons be too old for a rebuild?

    His game relies entirely on athleticism, which NBA players peak at age 26-28.

    It seems like if we trade Dame we'd be aiming to be a playoff team maybe 4 or more years from now, and contend a few years after that, at which point Ben is well into his 30's and years past his prime.

    It would make more sense to have a bunch of draft picks like OKC got for Paul George than have the next couple seasons of a peak athletic Simmons when the team isn't trying to contend.
     
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    WesleyMatthews Well-Known Member

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    Philly is going to have trouble with doing a straight up trade to another team for Simmons because of this dynamic in my prior post. All the teams who want to acquire Simmons will be wanting to win now, he only makes sense in Portland WITH Dame. In that case other teams will not be giving up all star level players.

    The 6ers need a 3rd team involved, one team to take Simmons for picks, a 3rd team to take picks for an allstar they send to Philly. Multi team trades are much harder to pull off. Now it happens with role players, but for stars???? I can't think of the last time we saw a 3 team trade midseason for two allstars.
     
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    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

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    They don't necessarily have to structure it as a three-team deal. If they're willing to be patient (and Morey is trying to signal that they are), they could deal Simmons for draft capital/prospects and then wait for a star to become available and try to use those assets. It's risky, but it might be a wiser route for them than trying to find one team that matches up and/or taking on a lesser player just to consummate a deal.
     
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  7. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Ben Simmons doesn’t participate in the huddle with the team after practice and quickly leaves the floor:
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    You guys spot Beckner?
     
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    What a bitch. I hope he doesnt come to Portland.
     
  9. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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  10. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Gimmick-hungry yob

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    Why should he make it comfortable for the Sixers? They also quoted Maxey as saying he and Ben are still best buds away from basketball.
     
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    Rastapopoulos Gimmick-hungry yob

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    He IS the rebuild. Portland instantly becomes defensively elite (especially if we insist on Thybulle as well) instead of offensively elite (or: neither, which it has been in the preseason). You see what you've got, and also pump up CJ's value because he's the only scorer.
     
  12. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    maybe he was going off the court to get some PT done?
     
  13. Idog1976

    Idog1976 Best not bring it weak.

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    Trading Dame defeats the purpose entirely. Just an awful idea, unless they include Embiid as well.
     
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    I predict some kind of meltdown drama over in piss-land stemming from dissatisfaction with Melo, WestBrick or both.
     
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    calvin natt Confeve

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    They should just try to get Simmons, maybe Westbrook, Draymond, Meyers, and hire Ray Felton. Just go all in on being totally unlikeable.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Hey it is what it is. Just don't see this working out. I think a trade is imminent. They HAVE to play him to increase value, yet Simmons wants nothing to do with this. Morey needs to swallow his pride, and get a deal done.
     
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  17. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    He's finally supposed to appear in a press conference today, let's see what he has to say and how Rich Paul wants him to play it.

    Also...

     
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    He isn't going to talk to the media anymore, conference cancelled...LOL
     
  19. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    oh boy, so that's how Rich wants to play it. Well done!





     
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    This dude comes with baggage that’s not worth checking.
     
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