The Sixers need to make a decision
It's clear to everyone now that Ben Simmons will no longer play a single game this season in a Sixers uniform, and a trade to another franchise is inevitable. The main question is which team is willing to risk it for Simmons and trade any valuable assets for a player with a diminished reputation in the league.
NBA legend and current analyst Charles Barkley is convinced Simmons played his last game in a Sixers uniform and will soon get traded elsewhere. Barkley wouldn't be Barkley if he didn't throw in a funny comment about how tough the Sixers fans really are since he was once their franchise player.
"They have to make a decision, but Ben Simmons will never gonna play in Philly again. The fans will never forgive him. I know those fans well. I thought my name was Charles Barkley, Son of a B*tch for a long time when I was there."
The Sixers are stubborn and stupid
Barkley is known as someone who is not afraid to speak his mind, and this time he was straightforward on what the Sixers management has to do to put the team in a position to win a championship. The Sixers have multiple options and already had several offers for Simmons, but none of them could satisfy their hefty appetites. That is where Barkley believes they are making a mistake and should find someone asap to help Joel Embiid, who is having an MVP-type of season.
"You call the Boston Celtics; you call the Houston Rockets; you call the Sacramento Kings. There are some good trades out there, but the Sixers are being stubborn and are just wasting Joel Embiid's great season. They are just being stupid."
In this whole Ben Simmons saga that has been going around for a while now, he will undoubtedly be out of Philadelphia but how fast it will happen remains to be seen. The Sixers management is aware they don't have all the time in the world to surround Joel Embiid with enough help to make that extra push in the playoffs. They need to make some moves soon to solidify the roster and have enough firepower to compete with other great teams in the eastern conference.