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Philadelphia 76ers: De’Aaron Fox and Joel Embiid could form a dynamic duo

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Imagine, if you will, a Sacramento Kings team with Ben Simmons and De’Aaron Fox sans Buddy Hield, Tyrese Haliburton – the other player the Philadelphia 76ers reportedly have interest in – and Marvin Bagley.

Even if acquiring Simmons gives Fox his best partner in crime of the post-Boogie era, the fit just isn’t there to win games in 2021.

Would it stink to let Fox go? Most definitely.

And as for the Kings? Well, they’d be getting a similar player to Fox in Simmons, plus the ability to keep virtually all of their other current players and highly-valued assets.

Even if Fox is technically faster than Simmons, his ability to remain effective in the halfcourt and actually dominate with an elite high court pick-and-roll partner could create a dominantly dynamic offensive attack that simply wasn’t available to the Sixers in 2020-21 because of Simmons’ lack of a shot outside of the paint.

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