Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Rastapopoulos, Jun 21, 2021.
You traded CJ for KAT
That’s a better package than whatever was mentioned on the blazers postgame radio.
Also, how much money do I have? Because I don’t have 10M right now…
Do I have 50M? What do they want the 10M for? Are you going to buy drugs with it?
In which case Dame wouldn’t win MVP anyway. But you don’t need to score 24+ to win MVP.
You can't mean Simmons. One of the reasons he hates Philly is that Embiid gets more shots that he does.
Sorry dude, but that is naive. Having gotten away with this crap once, why would he stop and become a good citizen at his next job? What we are seeing is a preview of the rest of his career.
See! I’d be a better GM than Olshey
I’d get double the value
KAT / Zeller
Harris / Nance / Brown
Simmons / Nas / Snell
Powell / Ant
Curry / Smith
[Dame, Blevins & RoCo to Philly
CJ & Nurkic + pics to Minny]
Rebuilding via a bunch of picks rarely results in a cake after baking (Pelicans? OKC? Houston?)
“Ben Simmons returns to 76ers activities”
I fully expect it, dude doesn’t want to and probably can’t afford to pay 82 fines this season.
Expect to see something within the next week; perhaps even a trade. More likely he will return to the team.
So: the Sixers are top of the East and playing better to start the season than in many years. Is this good or bad for Morey? Good: it means he doesn't have to rush to get something for Simmons. Bad: it makes Simmons look BAD. If losing Simmons is addition by subtraction, why trade for him?
Did you see their record last season with Ben Simmons? There's a body of work that shows he's been conducive to winning.
Passing along a rumor:
I am hearing that Bos/Phi could be done soon with the Simmons for Brown deal. That's a no brainer. BOS needs a primary ballhander who can balance the floor with Horford which they both did in PHI. Tatum needs to be the ace dog which he will be without question. Brown is needed in Phi.
SMH. If Simmons resents being 2nd fiddle to Embiid, why would he be happy being 2nd fiddle to Tatum?
I think it's more that he didn't like the fit with Embiid. Both needed space on the interior and Embiid obviously got preference. It's a better fit with Tatum, as Tatum can play on the perimeter with Simmons ducking into the paint for dunks and post-ups. In theory.
That seems like such an overpay for Boston. Why would they give up brown for Simmons? They are nowhere close to having the same value.
On the court, they're probably pretty similar value. Narratively, Simmons is "at his lowest value" with all the uproar, but front offices don't care that much about narrative. They care about on court talent and fit. Simmons is one of the most gifted defenders in basketball, one of the best fast break offensive players in basketball and one of the best passers in the half-court. He's also a great slasher and post player. The only thing Brown does definitively better is shoot--which matters, obviously. But I don't think it's at all reasonable to say that, talent-wise, they're not comparable.
And for all we know, Phialdelphia might be tossing something in, like a first round pick or something. Assuming this rumor is even true.
it could also be that the Celtics decided that Tatum and Brown were too redundant in their styles and usage; then decided to choose the better player. It might be debatable who is better between the two because Brown has been much better this season so far. But it easily could be that after a couple of years, Boston has decided Tatum and Brown are too much alike in strengths, styles, and weaknesses and they needed a more complementary roster
if so, good on them for making the choice after 2-3 years that the Blazers haven't made in 7 years
not sure how well Simmons and Smart will fit though
simmons is a much better player than smart
if theyre poor fit, they will move smart, simple as that... youre not gonna turn down player like simmons cause hes potentially bad fit with smart lol
didn't say they would turn it down. I was just noting how the fit would be with Smart. Pretty similar to the concerns about how Simmons would fit with Nurkic
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