LA or Siberia, Simmons is probably currently at his most overvalued trade value. This is the buy high moment. We know he sucks but still gets 1 last shot.. This is that part where Ben is getting the “well Kwame could turn his career around in LA” treatment. No, Ben Simmons is quite clearly selfish, mentally weak, physically lazy, and an average NBA basketball player. He and everyone else knows that he is not a star. His eccentricity is just his defense mechanism covering for that and his personal humiliation of how far behind he fell compared to his peers. He’s done within 5 years IMO.
The “Kyrie Irving would never do that to x in y” argument is forever null and void after he went to the city HE chose, with the player HE wanted to play with… oh and they had a former MVP join them as well. The result ? Everyone ran as fast as they could (including KD) out of Brooklyn to get away from him specifically. He is immovable imo. No one is paying that salary for him ever. Otherwise he’d just opt out.
There is no way in the world I’m giving up AD for those 2 clowns if I’m a smart GM. If this trade happens, LeBron pushed for it and they fell for it again.