So - evidently, according to The Jump on ESPN - The Sixers GM has banned Ben Simmons from working with Magichttps://boxden.com/showthread.php?t=2709184
lol I think Magic is taking advantage of his popularity around the league to "Push Boundaries"....
I don't believe he's a bad GM (even though he drafted Lonzo instead of Tatum - just saying...)
He is a GREAT human being.
He hasn't - yet - had to make the tough choices as a GM like Danny Ainge has had to do - the tough choices that he WILL have to make, some day.
He hasn't - yet - had to make a critical trade for a latter-career HOFer (Kevin Garnett)...haven't had to basically rebuild a contender on the fly (see DA-2007-08)....hasn't had to make yet ANOTHER critical trade of PP/KG for the BKN assets...........
He HAS played a critical role in getting the best player in the NBA to the Lakers. How this will end remains to be seen.
I just hope that he realizes that his popularity will only get him so far....he HAS to abide by the same rules as all other GMs. He has to respect the code.
NOH is RIGHT in how they are doing their business. So is BOSTON. Don't use The Lakers' natural Star Power in a desperate attempt to propel them back to championship contention.
There is NO magic wand for the Lakers - or BOS or any other team. You need players / engaged front office and ownership / quality coaches and some measure of luck.
The Lakers are NOT entitled to anything.