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  • former Rockets GM Daryl Morey is finalizing a deal to become the Philadelphia 70 Sixers new president of basketball operations, sources told ESPN.

  • General manager Elton Brand is expected to remain in his current position, and new head coach Doc Rivers is a proponent of the hiring.

  • Sources have said Rivers and Maury have a long history and a strong relationships.

  • Stephen A.

  • What should Maury do to help the 70 Sixers win?

  • Max Kellerman?

  • I thought long and hard about this.

  • Um, first of all, if I'm the Houston Rockets, I don't do it.

  • But if I'm the Philadelphia 76 is and the goal is to get to the finals.

  • I'm Daryl Morey.

  • The first thing I'm trying to do is get James Harden to become a Philadelphia 76 even if it means me trading Ben Simmons.

  • Let me say this again.

  • E.

  • I love me some Ben Simmons.

  • I know how elite defensively years.

  • He's only 24 years of age 6 10 you know, plays defense the way that he does the basketball I Q.

  • The basketball ability.

  • But I will remind everybody while we sit here, and we lament the state of affairs with the Houston Rockets and all of this other stuff.

  • Let me remind everybody that for the last three years, James Harden has averaged 30 36 34.

  • The last five years he's averaged at least 29 way.

  • No, he got a handle.

  • We know he got a shot.

  • We know he's a scoring machine.

  • He's a magician, okay?

  • And the opportunity to pair him with somebody like a Joe L and B when you have, uh, the Tobias Harris is of the world and Bible and all of these guys, when you look at what they have in place, what you're missing now I understand there's a difference between a spot up shooter and somebody that can dance on you all day.

  • And I'm certainly believing that James Harden has to modify his game in terms up.

  • I shouldn't need to dribble is much as I need to dribble in order to score, because that's going to impede the flow to some degree.

  • Can't have got standing around playing Spectators.

  • You try that it didn't work, But I'm telling you right now, even though James Harden is 31 and Ben Simmons is only 24 even though.

  • Ben Simmons.

  • I mean, James Harden can't shot his shoes when it comes to playing defense.

  • Okay, even though James Harden does play defense in the post.

  • James Harden.

  • You know what, No more with this.

  • He doesn't play defense.

  • He's a solid.

  • You'll get your chance.

  • Yeah, I'm coming right to you because I'm coming because I was surprised by this.

  • By the way, the reason I'm saying I'm coming to you is because you have mentioned in the past about separating Ben Simmons.

  • Enjoy and be so I basically not just did this take my audience.

  • I did it for you because I wanna hand it to you.

  • But I'm just telling you, I thought about it.

  • And what Doc Rivers is the coach with Daryl Morey and all of them damn trade because only the Philadelphia 76 have made more moves.

  • Yeah, Daryl Morey, Daryl Morey will trade anything.

  • I mean, this this brother makes things happen.

  • I'm just saying, if I'm the Philadelphia 76 is and Daryl Morey is officially named my president of basketball operations.

  • My number one objective is to try to get James Harden in a Philadelphia 70 60 uniforms and I just want to say, Well, let me say if you could get James Harden Great.

  • I have.

  • It's not that Simmons and Embiid don't play well together.

  • They do.

  • I just think that you can really unlock, especially Ben Simmons.

  • If you give him his own team the way they did with the Greek freak.

  • Only Simmons has even better.

  • Not even better.

  • Simmons has his handles air ridiculous for 6.

  • 10.

  • We've never seen handles like that at 6.

  • 10 if I were gonna separate them, Okay, presuming Simmons is physically OK after his injury, I would probably move and beat.

  • And not Simmons on B came in with bad knees and and since then has had a bad back.

  • Okay.

  • Yep.

  • For me.

  • Personally, I'm not thinking health.

  • I'm sorry.

  • Yeah, I'm just talking basketball.

  • But state health, health wise, I understand.

  • Here's my issue.

  • Training hard ball game off course.

  • If they get James Harden, one of best players in the world, you get James Harden.

  • Here's my issue.

  • Especially the trading Ben Simmons for him.

  • People tend to think of like in baseball, they thought Moneyball equals on base percentage, no, or in basketball Moneyball equals.

  • Were analytics equal shooting the three?

  • Well, no, there's been really nothing to do with it at all.

  • What Moneyball does, especially in a league with a cap that's important is is identify undervalued commodities.

  • The marketplace is not valuing that properly.

  • That has more value than people realize and acquiring them.

  • Right?

  • That's how you get a better team for the same money.

  • That's what Daryl Morey did with James Harden.

  • Everyone knew James Harden was good, but Daryl Morey looked and said, No, he's great, actually, is much better than people realize and got him for a song.

  • In retrospect, James Harden had undervalued anymore.

  • You ain't playing money ball with no James Harden.

  • James Harden will cost you an arm and a leg.

  • Meantime, people look at Ben Simmons and go.

  • That's not a Daryl Morey type of player.

  • He can't shoot the three.

  • Ben Simmons has created Mawr Open threes than at four teammates than anyone in the world.

  • Since he joined the MBA, no other MBA players committed committed has has has created Mawr Open looks from three than Ben Simmons.

  • And how does Ben Simmons score?

  • He scores in the paint well that's the highest percentage shot there is.

  • In fact, no, he's a He's an analytics friendly player.

  • The analytics like Ben Simmons, to say nothing of his defense.

  • And if you look at what Milwaukee did with the Campo they built around him, and he and Simmons were developing, if you look at their careers year over year at the same rate, and then it took a couple became an M V P candidate, and Simmons didn't because he has to deal with a guy in the middle.

  • Look what Daryl Morey did in Houston.

  • He took away the guy in the middle for Westbrook.

  • So what do you want to see happen?

  • Stephen?

  • A.

  • Wants the heart and trade.

  • What do you think?

  • If you could get Harden great, I would not move Ben Simmons.

  • I probably would test the waters to see what I could get for em, because I bet you would be all thanks for watching ESPN on YouTube for live streaming sports and premium content.

former Rockets GM Daryl Morey is finalizing a deal to become the Philadelphia 70 Sixers new president of basketball operations, sources told ESPN.

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