Daryl Morey Says He is 'Committed' To This 76ers Team, Other Teams Envy Them

After a whirlwind past couple of days for the Philadelphia 76ers, president of basketball operations Daryl Morey asserts that the core group of their roster is here to stay. Morey states that "we're committed to this group, this is a really good group," according to Sixers reporter Kyle Neubeck.

No doubt the most salient name after their disappointing Game 7 loss to the Hawks was Ben Simmons. Immediately after the final buzzer sounded, the basketball world inundated the 24-year-old with vitriol, trade rumors and accusations regarding both his work ethic and confidence. However, despite the vehement outside noise, Morey believes that they have a strong foundation in Philadelphia and that organizations around the league envy them.

Morey also commented on Simmons' ineptitude from the perimeter, stating that it is a "collective challenge" and that every player on the roster will be all-in on improving their game over the offseason. The former Executive of the year went on to say that it behooves Doc Rivers to make any lineup changes, specifically referring to the idea of sliding Simmons to the forward position.

Simmons infamously shot 34.2% from the free-throw line during this year's playoffs, which, for a player who shot a minimin of 70 attempts, is the worst of all time. Moreover, the three-time All-Star missed 48 free throws throughout the postseason, which is 20 more than the Brooklyn Nets missed as a team. 

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