Trade Ben Simmons poll

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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. Buffalo Custard

    Buffalo Custard Well-Known Member

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    There are retired NBA players looking at criminal convictions and even jail time for insurance fraud - and their takings put together are less than Simmons can fraudulently obtain from Philly in one season. SMH.
     
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    I’m a CJ fan I just don’t think CJ and Dame can win it all together where adding Ben for CJ would give us better shot. My guess CJ goes to Philly as starting PG he will have career year and be great blend with that team. Cj is class act and I have mad respect for him as person and player. Will always root for him unless he becomes laker or Net lol
     
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    Wasn’t saying CJ isn’t a difference maker I definitely think he is just saying Morey may settle for less in a player in return if he can get more in assets (draft picks/swaps)
     
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    One thing to remember - he can't trade Simmons without taking back a ton of salary. The one scenario worse than this would be for Morey to just cave in and trade him for an albatross deal. (EG Love or Westbrick) As long as Morey and ownship are on the same page he can largely ignore what outsiders think.

    To put it in cruder terms - it's dumb to eat shit to avoid egg on your face.
     
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    What Morey doesnt understand is that of the nonstars in the league, CJ probably has the best chance of making the all star team out of anyone he can get.
    CJ is extremely gifted. If he could run point, i beleive he could be close to Allen iversonesque.

    There is no denying his handling skills.

    him and Imbeeid, Harris and shooters could be lethal.
     
  6. Idog1976

    Idog1976 Best not bring it weak.

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    Good catch and you're right!
     
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    He's cracking. You can tell by the desperate dialogue he's giving the media. My guess was that he trades Ben the first week of the season but i think it's going to be a bit longer now. I still don't think he's going to waste Embiid's prime and destroy the season.

    He doesn't have much time left. It's going to happen soon.
     
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    as i was saying... morey is deluded if he thinks he can wait it out. this is starting in game 2 for embiid

     
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    More and more, I think "mental case" or "high maintenance". I see my interest in having him continually diminish.

    Both Morey and Ben doing their darndest to lower Ben's value. At the rate it is going, give it another couple of months and we can trade Blevins for Ben (might have to throw in a Snell or a McLemore as well though).
     
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    This is nothing more than a strategy. The moment he gets moved, he will instantly be better, and despite some rust, will come ball his ass off.
     
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    perfect situation for us.
     
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    who says Simmons can't be coached? He's saying exactly what Rich Paul coached him to say
     
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    Sounds like he's not getting traded
     
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    If I’m any other NBA team I’m watching this and thinking there’s no way I’m hiring Morey when he inevitably gets fired.
     
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    It's all theater at this point from both sides.
     
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