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Could Daryl Morey trade Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons away from Sixers?

There’s a lot of talk that the Philadelphia 76ers should split up the All-Star duo of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. They just don’t seem to be a good fit. However, they’ve only played a total of 165 regular season games together which is basically only two seasons worth. Plus, the Sixers have now changed their leadership with the hiring of Daryl Morey and Doc Rivers.

On the daily Locked On Sixers Podcast, host Keith Pompey explains why the 76ers won’t just move on from Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons so quickly now that the regime has changed.

Keith Pompey: Now, there’s a lot of people saying, well, we got to trade one of the two stars, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, no. Not right now you have to see what you would if they can coexist. You can’t go by what they did under Brett Brown or what they did under the old regime. You’ve got to give it a tryout, you got to look and see what they can do.

So to me, the big question is, who is Daryl Morey going to move and what is he going to be able to get for them? A lot of times we praise Sam Hinkie for what he did. He did do a great job with what he di but the circumstances were different. The Sixers had a lot of cap space, they wanted to go out there and get draft picks. So basically, teams were dumping salaries and giving out draft picks for that, that was easy. So right now the work has to be done. It’s going to be hard. We’ll see the adjustments.

Now again, they won the press conference. They got the people that they wanted to get, but I’m here to tell you, you’ve got to do more than just win the press conference right now when you got that so much cap space tied up. So much tap cap space tied up.

There’s been so much excitement around the Sixers that has never been here. Since I’ve been covering this team. I’ve covered the team for the past seven seasons. There was also a lot of excitement for when they acquired Nik Stauskas and when Michael Carter-Williams got Rookie of the Year. You understand what I’m saying? So this is a great hire but now they have to put things in place.