As the Philadelphia 76ers advance into the offseason, they have some issues that need to be addressed. One of them is what to do with star goalie Ben Simmons after another playoff fight for him.
Simmons only shot 34.2% from the foul line and struggled to try to be aggressive on the offensive end. It turned out that free throw struggles really came to his head and he didn’t want to get into the paint and get messed up because of his struggles.
Due to the poor performances, which have become quite familiar to the Sixers and their fans with Simmons, there have been strong calls to trade the talented 25-year-old. Philadelphia has started taking calls on him, but they want an All-Star player in return, and rightly so.
A new business suggestion by Bleacher Report has the Sixers moving Simmons to the San Antonio Spurs, but not to the All-Stars. The deal has for Philadelphia the net of Dejounte Murray, Derrick White and Devin Vassell:
As Philly moved forward as a one-star team, the whole could end up being more than the current sum of its parts.
Murray is a brilliant defender who can find shots for his teammates, and although he has his own issues from a distance (33.2% in career), at least he will watch the basket from there (3.0 attempts per released in 2020-2021). White does a bit of everything at both ends of the floor. Devin Vassell has obvious three and D abilities, as well as the potential to add an off-the-dribble attack to the mix.
It’s a deal that President Daryl Morey would probably laugh at and say no. Simmons is worth far more than this offer despite his playoff struggles and the Sixers should be looking for that All-Star player they need to team up with Joel Embiid to move forward. The Sixers are in winning mode now based on Embiid’s timeline and Philadelphia needs winning players now and Spurs don’t.
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