Sixers’ star Ben Simmons getting traded to the Warriors and teaming with Stephen Curry seems unlikely after Philly puts across demands.
The NBA offseason officially began five days ago, but the offseason works started months ago. Ever since the Golden State Warriors lost to the Memphis Grizzlies in the second play-in game, the plans for the upcoming season have been in the discussions.
They escalated even further when the Draft Lottery got Warriors two lottery picks. The Dubs have the 7th and the 14th pick in the upcoming 2021 NBA Draft.
What started as a talk by NBA analyst Stephen A Smith, turned into an actual proposition when the Sixers got knocked out of the playoffs. Colin Cowherd also backed this proposition and claimed the move would be a great one. However, the same would not be a practical move for the Warriors, and here’s why:
Ben Simmons to the Warriors may be a bust
NBA ‘analysts’ hyped the move about pairing Ben Simmons with an incredible backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. However, they did not realize that Ben Simmons is a defensive spearhead, and the Warriors already have the best in Draymond Green. If both of them play together, it would mess up the floor spacing for the Dubs.
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Recently, the Sixers talked about what they expect if Ben Simmons had to be included in a trade. The Sixers, as expected, want an All-Star for their All-Star.
However, the Warriors are not willing to break their trio, and they shouldn’t. The three have provided results together before, and there is no indication that they cannot do the same again.
Instead of focusing on Simmons, the Warriors should focus their energy on Bradley Beal, or if not a star, then veterans. The Warriors have a lot of youth on their roster, and getting players with battle experience can help the team.