Sixers discussed ‘very good’ commercial offer before James Harden


Bradley Beal celebrates with Zach LaVine

The James Harden swap for Ben Simmons came at the right time. The Philadelphia 76ers made the most of an extremely awkward situation and traded breathe “new life” on everyone involved.

But what if Daryl Morey and Sean Marks hung up the phone and never completed the deal? Rest assured, the Sixers had a backup plan and Morey told Podcast “Rights to Ricky Sanchez” that he almost pulled the trigger on it “three or four days” before dealing with Harden.

“I could say we had each other – I would call it almost a very good choice that we liked, but then it seemed like the James thing could happen, so,” Morey said, announcing via CBS Sports. “And then, for reasons that might reveal who I’m talking about, I can’t really say why it changed, but it did.”

It didn’t take long to figure out who Morey was talking about. Bradley Beal injured his left wrist on January 29, then opted for season-ending surgery to fix it on Feb. 8. The three-time All-Star was supposed to be on the Sixers’ wish list throughout this season, but the Washington Wizards didn’t want to trade him.

That is, until the team begins to sink in the rankings. Remember, Beal holds a $36.4 million player option for next season. Morey also revealed that he has “the whole plan to convince” Simmons to fit in and play for the Sixers this season. The team’s president admits that it will take a lot of “persuasion.”

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Tyrese Maxey, Scottie Barnes Roasted on Twitter

The Clorox Clutch Challenge wasn’t part of the grand scheme of things, but the inaugural All-Star Weekend shooting was there. Twitter is tattered. Fans flocked to social media to mock Tyrese Maxey and Scottie Barnes, who couldn’t afford a close-range bucket.

The two were paired into one of four doubles as they sought to mimic iconic shots from NBA playoff history, including Charles Barkley’s jump from the keyhead and Damian Lillard’s three pointers from the logo. It didn’t go well.

Meanwhile, Team Barry beat Team Isiah 25-20 in the championship round of Game Rising Stars. Detroit Pistons rookie Cade Cunningham walked away with the MVP title on Friday night.

Sixers make money after Thursday’s win

Kudo cho Sixers . Social Media Team after Philly wins 123-120 on Milwaukee on Thursday night. They tweeted a hilarious photo of Joel Embiid and called him “King of Milwaukee” after the All-Star center dropped 42 points on the Bucks. Embiid also finished with 14 rebounds and four assists.

The not-so-subtle shot was in response to a post from the Bucks’ social media team after their last meeting. Milwaukee won 118-109 after 31 points and 16 rebounds from Giannis Antetokuonmpo.

“It’s a game that I would say we desperately needed,” Tobias Harris said, via Related press“Just to push us back and understand that we have a lot of work to do, to stay focused.” Sixers discussed ‘very good’ commercial offer before James Harden

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