"Doesn't Really Fit": Warriors Seem To Drop Out of Simmons Bidding


Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob has thrown shade at disgruntled Philadelphia 76ers holdout Ben Simmons, saying he "doesn't really fit" on the Warriors roster. This casts major doubt on Golden State's entry in the Simmons trade sweepstakes.

"In some ways, it doesn't really fit what we're doing," said Lacob. "He makes a lot of money."

But perhaps the most revealing statement is Lacob's opinion of Simmons that has become commonplace after his inability to get up the nerve to take even a single shot in the 4th quarters of the Sixers' final four playoff games in their elimination at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks:

Can he finish games? I don't know.

That sounds eerily similar to the infamous comment made by Simmons' own coach, Doc Rivers, after the point guard's fear of shooting the ball was blatantly on display in their playoff elimination. Rivers was asked if he thinks Simmons can be the point guard on a championship team, and answered "I don't know."

The Warriors' owner went on to talk more about the "poor fit" he spoke of, saying that Simmons' abilities would be redundant on his team:

"The problem is: We have Draymond. Draymond and him are very similar in the sense that neither one really shoots and they do a lot of the playmaking."

It's not often that an owner (not named Mark Cuban) comes out in the media to comment on potential trade fits, but these comments from Lacob are very telling.

Other teams rumored to still be interested in acquiring Simmons include the Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings. 

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