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Ben Simmons did not want to come to Houston

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Mr Woods, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. Mr Woods

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    Unless Ben is scared he’d get exposed as the main option on his own team, I don’t see why he wouldn’t want this kind of opportunity.
     
  2. FatSeagal

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    Why would Ben want to move from a contender to a rebuild project?
     
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  3. J.R.

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    Morey did not want to be in Houston
    D’Antoni did not want to be in Houston
    Harden did not want to be in Houston
    Westbrook did not want to be in Houston
    Simmons did not want to be in Houston
    Oladipo does not want to be in Houston

    Thanks Tilman!

    :rolleyes:
     
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  4. BigShasta

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    Uh oh time to repair that relationship Morey
     
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  5. RoyalGuard

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    Wow this is getting embarrassing if I’m the owner....
     
  6. juanm34

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    Da fuq out of here!
    HOUSTON DID NOT WANT SIMMONS!
     
  7. RoxDaBeard

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    It's going to take rebuilding through the draft and creating a homegrown star with young talent and great team chemistry before people start thinking about Houston as a destination...or a new owner.
     
  8. pippsux

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    Cause he can't shoot
    Only Philly would pay him max money to doing everything on a basketball court except shoot the ****ing ball
     
  9. YOLO

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    Folks in Houston didn’t want Simmons. Who gives af
     
  10. Denovo

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    Simmons is holding that team back from a title lol

    Embiid deserves better
     
  11. D-rock

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    The Tilman Factor.
     
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    Go from a playoff team to a lotto team? Hmmm I'm really going to have to think about this. Maybe a picnic at Hermann Park Hill would change his mind
     
  13. JW86

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    We didn’t want him either so touché
     
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    I think it def sucks but if they offered dantoni the extension properly, he would have signed
    Westbrook wanted to be the man, and prob would have been ok to stay on this team minus harden.

    This is not in support of tillman just saying it's not as dire.

    I think tillman started this mess with the way he handled the Paul westbrook trade. If that did not happen then we would prob not be here today.
     
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    Don’t care, don’t want.
     
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    First, Houston as a city kinda sucks. Second, Simmons knew the Rockets would tell him to shoot, bring his value down to nothing because he can't shoot worth a lick.

    This dude is going to face the music sooner or later. That Philly roster is stocked full of shooters and it covers him nicely. When those shooters decide to go elsewhere, he's going to become a niche player that's not highly sought after.
     
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    Even @tinman doesn't want to be in Houston.
     
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  18. Mr Woods

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    Wall, Gordon, Tucker, Simmons, and Wood is a lotto team in rebuild mode? No.

    It would have been his own team and his own spotlight, rather than living in the shadows of Embiid.

    I personally didn’t want Simmons, but I don’t see why he wouldn’t want us. Head scratcher.
     
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  19. Htown Legend

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    I’ll gladly take my chances on those future unprotected picks and pick swaps resulting in us being a better team 5-6 years from now compared to a Ben Simmons led team being a title contender
     
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    Morey
    MDA
    Harden
    WB
    Oladipo
    Ben

    Again players who have been around don’t want to play for Tilman.
     
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