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

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  2. CJ for Simmons

    65.5%
  3. It depends on our new coach

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  4. I'm not trading for that bum!

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  1. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    last IG update of the day and I can stop being a teenage social media sleuth.

    Dame for some reason stopped following Ben's lady friend. Found it odd that he was following her (now SHE is a socialite/model/TV personality) and not Ben earlier, but it now appears to be flipped.
     
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    what is a better lineup? Dame-CJ-Simmons-Nance-Nurk? or, Dame-Powell-RoCo-Simmons-Nurkic? or even Dame-Powell-RoCo-Nance-Simmons?

    I think the first one is 3rd best, by a long shot
     
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  3. HailBlazers

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    Which one is closest to Lillard, Mathews, Batum, Aldridge, Lopez of yore.
     
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    I think I understand what you're trying to say.... if so, I agree.

    The Dame-CJ-Simmons lineup would be the worst of the 3 options. I like the Dame-Powell-RoCo-Simmons lineups better.
     
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    Aha! That's what I posted a week ago when it seemed Lillard was showing interest in Simmons and somebody asked if Lillard realized his best friend CJ would have to go out in the trade.
     
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    https://www.blazersedge.com/2021/9/...ons-nba-betting-odds-76ers-trades-speculation

    We're the betting favorite to get Simmons and I don't think Morey can afford to let him do damage until December. I think they take CJ for Simmons or CJ and RoCo for Simmons and Thybulle but I think a deal for Simmons gets done in the next three weeks. The second that dude doesn't show up for camp, they might be looking at CJ for Simmons and a first rounder, his value will tank so badly.
     
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    Very good breakdown of what he 'can be' and how to improve his type of usage on the court.
     
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    Yup, this is exactly the place I see him meshing so well with Dame, as the screener/roll man with Dame initiating the action - and as a finisher / distributer once the defense collapses.

    If you consider's Nurk's sub-par post play and how good he is helping the offense from the perimeter and cutting - and it actually helps Simmons by clearing the post when he is used as the roll man.
     
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    No way Morey and Rivers sends him to Portland unless they get what they want, and it wont just be CJ. I still see him in either Minnie or Sac Town.
     
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    Think I may prefer to trade Nurk over Roco. Although Philly having Embiid means a 3rd team would need to get Nurk to send something back to Philly.

    CJ
    Powell Roco
    Powell Nurk

    I'd probably rank them in that order.
     
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    Who is Minnie or Sac giving up that is clearly better than CJ?
     
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    Maybe not one particular piece, but the thought for Philly of hoping to flip assets at a later date for someone like Beal, Lavine, etc.?
     
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    Nurk is easily more impactful on the basketball court than Roco. This is an easy one and I think for as skilled as he is, I would allow him to try and make it work with Ben before shipping him out.
     
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    What if Neil is lowballing in his mind and offering Powell/RoCo/Pick for Simmons to try and keep CJ. I doubt Philly has interest or will get to the point that that offer ever interests them but…

    Dame/Simons
    Cj/McLemore
    Simmons/Nas
    Nance/GB3
    Nurk/Zeller

    When can Norm be traded? Thoughts? I don’t like it.
     
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    yeah, I agree with that

    there has to be some valid concern about the mesh between Simmons and Nurkic, especially if there was a bad mesh between Simmons and Embiid

    But Nurkic has a big impact on defense....of course, RoCo does too. But if the Blazers do trade CJ for Simmons, they have a lot of options in starting units and rotations; and some of those options can include Nurkic. If somehow the Blazers can build a good mesh, or even just a decent mesh, with Nurk and Ben they will be a formidable team with lots of versatility
     
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  18. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    They could at least shop out that ugly mug of his.
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Yeah, Simmons should definitely stay in Philly.
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    On which team?
     
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