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Sixers offer Ben Simmons max contract(5 yrs/$168M); expected deal soon

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by zeeshan2, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. zeeshan2

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    Good. Now let's see where they will trade him to, before Rich Paul starts asking out.
     
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    Ooff now that’s a big mistake.
     
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    They're gambling and paying for potential, because he sure as **** isn't worth that money as of right now.
     
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    I'm in the minority that thinks this will pay off
     
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    What do you mean?
    Philly had no alternative at this point. Otherwise they should have traded him before now.
     
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    He has never attempted a three :eek:
     
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    yea well he has superstar potential, few have that.
     
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    i agree with @malakas; if the Sixers are truly going for it all the next couple of seasons and just looking at Horford and Harris' contracts that is probably the case. If the Sixers don't win it all then I'm sure Rich Paul will demand Elton to trade Simmons to somewhere warmer on the west coast.

    Either way, maxing out a player that has no perimeter scoring talent and do not have any inclination to get better at it is....interesting. Sure you can build a team of shooter/scrorers around him but what happens when one of those guys you depend on goes down with an injury?
     
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    Yes, theoretically he has superstar potential, but there's close to 0% chance he's ever gonna reach it when even Giannis is a far superior shooter than him.
     
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    The Sixers have locked up over $600 million in contracts. :confused::eek:

    $147,710,050 -- Embiid
    $180,000,000 -- Harris
    $168,000,000 -- Simmons
    $109,000,000 -- Horford
    $604,710,050

    ... And I thought the Hamptons 5 Warriors looked expensive.

    Philly wasted all of Hinkie's work for a bloated salary cap.

    The Process is DEAD. Rest in Peace.
     
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    Where Rich Paul will then have him on the Lakers in 5 years.

     
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    He makes Giannis look like Steph Curry.
     
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    It'll be the summer before the 2021-2022 season when they've failed to reach the Finals two years in a row because Horford's decline came alarmingly fast, Harris can't elevate his game than what it already is and Embiid misses 10-20 games a year.
     
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    0% chance?

    jason kidd was never a good shooter when he first came in the league....you can't teach height or athletiscm...they can learn to shoot.
     
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    guys like rubio have been trying to learn for years. never happened. i remember people tried to sell mkg on that. definitely never happened but it sure did fool charlotte
     
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    Read again. Close to 0%.. I'd estimate it at 0.5%-1%
     
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