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(ESPN)   Sure, the Ben Simmons saga is just like the Aaron Rodgers-Packers spat, except Rodgers is the reigning NFL MVP and Simmons is a 6'-10" point guard whose terrible shooting was even criticized by Shaq   (espn.com) divider line
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2021-09-27 4:53:13 PM  
Also, Rodgers never said he wanted to leave. He just criticized his team's coaching and management somewhat while the media heaped a blizzard of "Aaron Rodgers wants to leave and probably hates the troops" at us.
 
2021-09-27 6:48:56 PM  
Gutekunst is early 90s Bill Polian compared to Morey.
 
2021-09-27 6:54:07 PM  
I really wish the Sixers would just say he's a coward and they're looking into how to dissolve his contract. What a selfish brat.
 
2021-09-27 7:04:26 PM  

youngandstupid: I really wish the Sixers would just say he's a coward and they're looking into how to dissolve his contract. What a selfish brat.


They can't dissolve his contract.

Bashing him is just gonna tank his trade value even more. Why would they do that?
 
2021-09-27 7:41:31 PM  

Dafatone: youngandstupid: I really wish the Sixers would just say he's a coward and they're looking into how to dissolve his contract. What a selfish brat.

They can't dissolve his contract.

Bashing him is just gonna tank his trade value even more. Why would they do that?


He doesn't get paid if he doesn't play right? This whole thing is messy.
 
2021-09-27 8:10:50 PM  

Dafatone: youngandstupid: I really wish the Sixers would just say he's a coward and they're looking into how to dissolve his contract. What a selfish brat.

They can't dissolve his contract.

Bashing him is just gonna tank his trade value even more. Why would they do that?


If they talk him up and really polish that turd they might be able to trade him for a really NICE bag O' basketballs. And a pair of late 3rd round picks.
 
2021-09-27 8:17:32 PM  

Dafatone: youngandstupid: I really wish the Sixers would just say he's a coward and they're looking into how to dissolve his contract. What a selfish brat.

They can't dissolve his contract.

Bashing him is just gonna tank his trade value even more. Why would they do that?


I don't think his trade value could be any lower. It's only Minnesota and... dunno. Maybe Sacramento. Who else wants him?

It's embarrassing to even mention this dip in the same sentence as Rogers, but then Morey is trying.
 
2021-09-27 8:26:00 PM  

TheJoe03: Dafatone: youngandstupid: I really wish the Sixers would just say he's a coward and they're looking into how to dissolve his contract. What a selfish brat.

They can't dissolve his contract.

Bashing him is just gonna tank his trade value even more. Why would they do that?

He doesn't get paid if he doesn't play right? This whole thing is messy.


Yeah, he's not playing, they shouldn't be paying. Isn't there a conduct unbecoming clause or some magic?
 
2021-09-27 8:39:39 PM  

youngandstupid: TheJoe03: Dafatone: youngandstupid: I really wish the Sixers would just say he's a coward and they're looking into how to dissolve his contract. What a selfish brat.

They can't dissolve his contract.

Bashing him is just gonna tank his trade value even more. Why would they do that?

He doesn't get paid if he doesn't play right? This whole thing is messy.

Yeah, he's not playing, they shouldn't be paying. Isn't there a conduct unbecoming clause or some magic?


They won't have to pay if he doesn't pay. It doesn't require any magic. The contract is "play and we'll pay."
 
2021-09-27 11:36:06 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Dafatone: youngandstupid: I really wish the Sixers would just say he's a coward and they're looking into how to dissolve his contract. What a selfish brat.

They can't dissolve his contract.

Bashing him is just gonna tank his trade value even more. Why would they do that?

I don't think his trade value could be any lower. It's only Minnesota and... dunno. Maybe Sacramento. Who else wants him?

It's embarrassing to even mention this dip in the same sentence as Rogers, but then Morey is trying.


He made the NBA All Defensive Team last season. He's 25, 6'10" and one of the best ball handlers and passers in the league. All he needs is to learn to shoot confidently when open to be an MVP candidate. Not even shoot better just shoot when he's open. And opions of him are so low most people don't believe he'll ever do it.
 
2021-09-28 1:25:52 AM  

damn yanks: most people don't believe he'll ever do it.


That's probably because after 4 years in the league he still hasn't farking done shiat about it.
 
2021-09-28 3:52:48 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: damn yanks: most people don't believe he'll ever do it.

That's probably because after 4 years in the league he still hasn't farking done shiat about it.


Maybe he just can't shoot. Why does everyone assume it's an effort issue and that he'd just improve if he tried?
 
2021-09-28 3:57:05 PM  

Dafatone: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: damn yanks: most people don't believe he'll ever do it.

That's probably because after 4 years in the league he still hasn't farking done shiat about it.

Maybe he just can't shoot. Why does everyone assume it's an effort issue and that he'd just improve if he tried?


Check out his many, many Twitter posts that come out every damn offseason of him shooting. His willingness to shoot is going down, not up during his time in the NBA. Giannis can't shoot, but his attempts open up the floor for others by keeping the defense honest. Ben refuses to do so, because he's scared of looking bad.
 
2021-09-28 4:06:21 PM  

youngandstupid: Dafatone: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: damn yanks: most people don't believe he'll ever do it.

That's probably because after 4 years in the league he still hasn't farking done shiat about it.

Maybe he just can't shoot. Why does everyone assume it's an effort issue and that he'd just improve if he tried?

Check out his many, many Twitter posts that come out every damn offseason of him shooting. His willingness to shoot is going down, not up during his time in the NBA. Giannis can't shoot, but his attempts open up the floor for others by keeping the defense honest. Ben refuses to do so, because he's scared of looking bad.


Er, are you saying Simmons posts a lot to Twitter of himself shooting? That sounds like practicing to me.
 
2021-09-28 4:08:35 PM  

Dafatone: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: damn yanks: most people don't believe he'll ever do it.

That's probably because after 4 years in the league he still hasn't farking done shiat about it.

Maybe he just can't shoot. Why does everyone assume it's an effort issue and that he'd just improve if he tried?


Nobody is asking him to develop into a Steph or Klay type threat.  They're just asking for the bare minimum.

And if you see any of the off-season practice workout videos he posts himself, then you can see his shot isn't terrible.  It's all mental.
 
2021-09-28 4:15:27 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Dafatone: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: damn yanks: most people don't believe he'll ever do it.

That's probably because after 4 years in the league he still hasn't farking done shiat about it.

Maybe he just can't shoot. Why does everyone assume it's an effort issue and that he'd just improve if he tried?

Nobody is asking him to develop into a Steph or Klay type threat.  They're just asking for the bare minimum.

And if you see any of the off-season practice workout videos he posts himself, then you can see his shot isn't terrible.  It's all mental.


Okay, that makes sense. Because I keep seeing people say that if Simmons weren't a brat, he'd work on his shot and improve. That's silly to me. Some players just don't have certain skills.

If you're saying that he HAS a functional shot and needs to unleash it more to keep defenders honest, okay, I can get behind that. Assuming it's his choice and not a coaching decision.
 
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