It seems everybody wants to chime in on the situation surrounding Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons. Given he is one of the most talented players in the league, it befuddles people why he will not shoot or step up on offense in big moments.
Ever since Philadelphia’s Game 7 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at home, the trade talks have grown quite loud. Simmons had five points and took only four shots as the Sixers came up short.
Sixers legend Charles Barkley, who is not one to hold back on his opinion on anything, had this to say about the Simmons 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.
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