He’s actually a pretty darn good player, a fantastic leader, and the sort of guy every GM would love to have in a locker room, but his playing style doesn’t really mesh with the stone-cold killer Philly is reportedly targeting.
Could you even imagine how troll-y it would be for Daryl Morey to trade away the crown jewel of “The Process” for the 24-year-old brother of the player Sam Hinkie initially moved to set said process in motion? That would be an all-time move right up there with the Steph Curry tweet or the James Harden tweet. Maybe Morey would rather land a proven scorer – Warren – and take a shot on a play with a bit more room to grow as the second tentpole of a Simmons trade over a really good but capped-out role player. Maybe the team trades their 24-year-old superstar for Damian Lillard; maybe they accept a package featuring a few quality role players; maybe they don’t do anything and instead hope some better offers are on the table around the NBA trade deadline.