Charles Barkley speaks on Ben Simmons trade value
Everybody has been giving their opinions on Ben Simmons after his embarrassing performance this postseason. Almost nobody has been silent regarding Simmons, from current Sixers like Danny Green and Seth Curry to everyone in the media. Earlier today, this remained the case when Charles Barkley spoke with 6 ABC’s Jeff Skversky about the ongoing situation.
“They got a serious issue on their hand with this Ben Simmons situation, because I know Philly is a very difficult town when things aren’t going good. I hear all these fans talking about we got to trade Ben Simmons, but after watching him play, and I know he’s making 30 to 40 million a year. What team, and he’s afraid to shoot the ball, what team wants to trade for that situation? So I think it’s gonna be. I don’t even know the right answer. Do the Sixers think they can fix him? Or are they just gonna trade him for less? Because you’re not gonna get equal value as a player.”
While Barkley thinks the 76ers won’t be able to move Ben Simmons, several teams have offered decent packages for the 76ers point guard. But at the same time, it will be difficult for the 76ers to bring in equal value for him, as Barkley stated. Daryl Morey seems hellbent on acquiring another All-Star for Simmons, most notably Portland Trailblazers guard Damian Lillard.
Either way, if Ben wants to improve his jump shot, he will need to make some significant overhauls across the board. Some possible changes include moving on from his brother as his shooting coach, possibly switching back to his right hand, and even a change of scenery.
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