- Aug 23, 2008
I wonder how much Philly is going to have to outbid other teams for free agents to compensate for what I imagine will be a belief that they're just going to be traded as soon as the value is right.The process needs to end this summer after the lottery. Can't take Philly seriously until they actually start spending some money so that their bench isn't full of NBDL guys. I get running lean for a year or two but you can't do it for 3+. It's like trying to compete in D1 hoops with 4 scholarship players and a bunch of walk-ons.
I also wonder if they'll run into issues when they start trying to trade for stars who make it known they aren't interested in signing an extension. Sure, Ben Simmons is piling up numbers but he's not THE GUY who will convince the next KG that it's okay to go to Philly.
It's not as simple as having assets. That list of pieces is meaningless right now. Sure, things would be different if the perfect world Wiggins/Towns scenario had played out but odds were against it.