Can we please frame this quote from Daryl Morey?
Daryl Morey, the new President of Basketball Operations for the Philadelphia 76ers was on sports talk radio today and said the following quote. Please read VERY carefully.
“We got to get rid of that noise. We love Ben and Joel. I think Sam Hinkie said it when he came out of his groundhog hole, that fans went through the process for those two players. Why would we try and ship them out? Doc and I are here for a reason.”
The fans went through the process for two players. Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. The two generational talents are the reason that Daryl Morey and Doc Rivers are both in Philadelphia.
Can we stop now? Will the local and national media alike take our new President of Basketball Operations at his word and realize that Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid were NEVER in discussions to be traded and WILL NOT be traded in the near future?
Enough is enough. Quite frankly I’m sick of it. Hopefully this will put an end to all of the click-bait speculation that consistently gets thrown around Twitter from people who literally have no idea what’s going on within the 76ers organization.
I wouldn’t hold your breath, but at least now you can share this quote / article the next time you see such nonsense.