JJ Redick shares his opinion about Ben Simmons and the 76ers (again) on his podcast
For whatever reason, former 76ers guard JJ Redick was sharing his opinion again on Ben Simmons and the Sixers during a recent episode of his Old Man and the Three Podcast.
Although I agree with what Redick said this time around, I’m also annoyed that his entire podcast is always about the Philadelphia 76ers, a team that he willingly chose to leave to get more money in New Orleans.
That’s all fine and well, JJ. Chase that bag but can we give it a rest with the Sixers content? From Jimmy Butler interviews, to your opinions on Ben Simmons’ shooting, to Doc Rivers and Joel Embiid, to Matisse Thybulle interviews, Georges Niang, to TJ McConnell interviews, enough is enough man, please.
Leave us alone and talk about something else you psycho. I couldn’t even imagine using Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers constant drama-filled soap opera for content. Have a spine, pal.
Anyways, here’s what Mr. Redick said about Ben Simmons and the 76ers in relation to the NBA Trade Deadline.
JJ Redick on Ben Simmons and what the 76ers need to do before the deadline
“There is, I think, more willingness now to trade [Ben Simmons] for a non-top 25, non-top 30 player, and get a couple good players back and some picks. To me that’s the smart choice. I don’t know how you can justify wasting this year of Joel [Embiid’s] prime, when things across the league feel fairly wide open.”
The Philadelphia 76ers are sixth in the Eastern Conference right now but remain only 2.5 games out of first place. They have won 12 out of their last 15 games and have Joel Embiid dominating anyone who dares to contest him on the court night in and night out.
Sure, it would be great to get him some extra help instead of relying on such an inconsistent supporting cast. Everyone can agree on that.
However, if there’s an opportunity to land someone like James Harden this offseason or possibly Bradley Beal, there’s absolutely no reason to trade anyone right now in order to add different role players.
Embiid seems to be cool with it. Daryl Morey has publicly stated that he won’t make a trade for the hell of it. So let’s all just temper our expectations over the next three weeks and sit back while Embiid continues on his warpath.