Ben Simmons would be a great Warrior
That's a hell of an upgrade over Kevon Looney
BY DAVID THORPE
76ers writer Keith Pompey makes an amazing point: The 76ers may have finished last season with the East’s best regular-season record. But they were the East’s third-best team, after the Bucks and Nets.
Even before we consider the emerging Hawks and the re-tooled Heat, it’s tough to project the 76ers, as presently constructed, with good odds to win a title in 2021-2022. (Oddsmakers have them seventh or eighth in line for the throne.) For that reason alone, it seems impossible that Daryl Morey, the NBA’s most active trader, would bring back almost the same team. Add to that Pompey’s own reporting that Simmons sat face to face with a delegation of 76ers bigwigs and told them he would not come back to the team and … it feels inevitable that Simmons will be traded somewhere.
The Warriors keep coming up as a possible destination, but does it make sense?
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