Stephen A. warns the 76ers against trading Joel Embiid | First Take

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  • Published: 08 May 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith warns the Philadelphia 76ers about trading Joel Embiid in case he is healthier for a different team, while Max Kellerman says the Sixers should consider trading Embiid and hold onto Ben Simmons.
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Comments • 769

  • It's LAW
    It's LAW  2 months back

    Embiid To MIAMI🔥🔥🔥

    • ANB ZCMB16
      ANB ZCMB16  3 months back

      Trade him.. tooooooooo many outside shots. Post up the faces the opponent and shoots a fade away at 7'2 inches tall. To big to play so soft!!!

      • Rabid Salvation
        Rabid Salvation  4 months back

        Robert Covington, TJ McConnell, Dario Saric...that's 3

        • Michael Haywood
          Michael Haywood  5 months back

          Embiid isn't healthy when you need him and has proven that over his career but I'll say he is vastly superior in comparison to Simmons. I'd trade Simmons before Embiid.

          • HybridPhillySportsTalk
            HybridPhillySportsTalk  6 months back

            They better not trade Joel Embiid! They will regret it! We will win the East next Season! Go SIXERS!!! #HybridPhillySportsTalk

            • Hasan Bland
              Hasan Bland  6 months back

              Damn thats what im talking about FACTS. With all that high tech gadgets they have at tbe sixers facility where is our kwawi. Bret had six years and countless top ten draft picks. Where's our star? I thought we hired him because he had something to do with kwawis progression. Popa said brown was full of shit im starting to believe that. I was all hype in the offseason. Brown was talking about we're hunting for star talent. What we end up getting Wilson Chandler LOL SMH

              • Tony Rame
                Tony Rame  6 months back

                Embiid for AD is the only trade that would be considered. Anything else is a non starter for Embiid. Also Ben is being used wrong in the sixers offense, he should be constantly setting screens for harris and reddick so Simmon's man cant be camped out in the paint waiting for Embiid or butler to drive to the basket. It is really dumb coaching by Brett Brown.

                • jalen tibbs
                  jalen tibbs  6 months back

                  i want philly to win game 7 but i gotta say embid is a pussy. they win and he’s celebrating having a good time but loses and makes excuses that hes sick. make up your mind dude Cant make excuses when u lose and be all happy when u win Nigga wasnt saying he was sick when he windmilled and airplaned down the court. stop making excuses and win game 7 Nobody wants to see boring ass toronto in the ecf

                  • Loyal Key
                    Loyal Key  6 months back

                    Ummm Ben Simmons isn’t a good ball handler but a good to possibly great passer though my opinion

                    • Joaquin
                      Joaquin  6 months back

                      Simmons and giannis are different... giannis was supposed to be a project, Simmons was good out the gate

                      • Joaquin
                        Joaquin  6 months back

                        Let’s not act like Ben Simmons didn’t break his leg and missed his rookie year.... he has injury concerns too... also embiid is a much better player and u could trade Simmons for a developing young pg who CAN shoot... also Simmons can’t even make a mid range shot he can only shoot within two feet which makes him a liability

                        • ILL Skillz
                          ILL Skillz  6 months back

                          Max needs to stick to boxing.... bcuz he's got no fucking clue about basketball.

                          • Yoboi A-Aron
                            Yoboi A-Aron  6 months back

                            I think that Embiid kid should be traded. With Simmons. For LeBron James.

                            • justin sauler
                              justin sauler  6 months back

                              You can’t trade Embiid. And I don’t think Simmons is that good right now but he’s 22-23. He is gonna be dominate when he matures. I don’t think you can trade him either. Appreciate what Joel has right now. He’s a great player and he’s so fun to watch, he makes he game fun. But we don’t know how long he’ll be this way. Big men with injury problems don’t always last. I really hope Joel does cause he has a chance to be great. But just enjoy the game. This team took a top 3 team to 7 games and the only thing these shows wanna talk about are the negatives, and why they don’t mesh well. There are a lot of positives too.

                              • James R
                                James R  6 months back

                                I would rather have Simmons than embid

                                • JohnnyOmm
                                  JohnnyOmm  6 months back

                                  2 THINGS REAL QUICK"

                                  only says 1 thing

                                  • Sahil Patel
                                    Sahil Patel  6 months back

                                    Simmons and Embid wouldn't be on the same team if the Sixers didn't tank on purpose. Just Saying

                                    • M.Wade
                                      M.Wade  6 months back

                                      Giannis is now where near the passer Ben is I’m sorry he’s not. His passing’s literally compared to Magic’s and Bron’s. Greek doesn’t have otherworldly vision they need to stop this madness. Simmons is a better pure point then him as well. Greek is just far more aggressive but we say the same things about them - a jumper away

                                      • kevin bacon
                                        kevin bacon  6 months back

                                        Well they showed up last night. The test is game 7. We win it’s all good. But if they loose, well.........

                                        • jasyn zangari
                                          jasyn zangari  6 months back

                                          ESPN makes up trade rumours then warns teams against doing it lol

                                          • elvis alushi
                                            elvis alushi  6 months back

                                            Stephen A is moron ben simmons is a disgrace to nba

                                            • Eric Berry
                                              Eric Berry  6 months back

                                              Max you still talkin bruh 😂 you need to get fired for that blasphemy you was talkin earlier this week

                                              • kolop1
                                                kolop1  6 months back

                                                Simmons is scared to shoot the ball... Lol

                                                • J G
                                                  J G  6 months back

                                                  Sixers need a new coach that’s all

                                                  • Switch
                                                    Switch  6 months back

                                                    Niggas saying trade Ben. Lol

                                                    Trade neither.

                                                    This team went from 28 wins to 52 and then 51.

                                                    Ben has been an all star and roty.

                                                    Yall trash at being analysts 😂😂😂

                                                    • Mike More
                                                      Mike More  6 months back

                                                      They aren’t trading Embiid lmao

                                                      • ChrisbeFoSerious
                                                        ChrisbeFoSerious  6 months back

                                                        The issue is coaching. Each player needs specific minutes/quarters to shine and be the #1 option depending on their matchup.

                                                        • Si Yang
                                                          Si Yang  6 months back

                                                          Greek, joker,lbj

                                                          • bohansenboh
                                                            bohansenboh  6 months back

                                                            Covington. Covington and Saric are players Brett Brown developed and t.j. McConnell.

                                                            • Supreme Biscuit HD
                                                              Supreme Biscuit HD  6 months back

                                                              He loses one game and y'all are already talking about trading. Wtffff

                                                              • Telaney Shay
                                                                Telaney Shay  6 months back

                                                                I agree with max

                                                                • Lisa Tomasetti
                                                                  Lisa Tomasetti  6 months back

                                                                  Everybody talkibg about ben passing i never see him really make a nice pass like magic lbj, ben just a regular player cant break you down off the dribble and on fast breaks he looks for the three point shooter jnstead of taking it to the hole

                                                                  • D'Sean Cox
                                                                    D'Sean Cox  6 months back

                                                                    Ben over embiid anyday

                                                                    • D'Sean Cox
                                                                      D'Sean Cox  6 months back

                                                                      BEN SIMMONS BALLS EVERY NIGHT.... JOEL MAKES EXCUSES

                                                                      • Baby 23
                                                                        Baby 23  6 months back

                                                                        This guys are funny hahaha

                                                                        • Sufyman 905
                                                                          Sufyman 905  6 months back

                                                                          Max is right abt philly trading embiid

                                                                          • Hadouken Hadouken
                                                                            Hadouken Hadouken  6 months back

                                                                            I want mother fucking AI over both Embiid and Simmons.

                                                                            • Giordano Grigolato
                                                                              Giordano Grigolato  6 months back

                                                                              What the actual fuck Is Stephen A talking about when he says that Embiid would have gone Number 1 ahahha, wiggins and Parker were the most hyped hs and college players since LeBron aha

                                                                              • daddykeeks
                                                                                daddykeeks  6 months back

                                                                                They both have points good debate

                                                                                • qhamarii0
                                                                                  qhamarii0  6 months back

                                                                                  They should’ve trade fultz for jr Smith Kyle korver when they had the chance

                                                                                  • michael everett
                                                                                    michael everett  6 months back

                                                                                    Dario Saric was developed well but then traded

                                                                                    • Dee flow
                                                                                      Dee flow  6 months back

                                                                                      Wouldn't trade embiid but I'll trade that punk ass Ben Simmons I would drive his punk ass straight to the airport

                                                                                      • tola978
                                                                                        tola978  6 months back

                                                                                        This is just an example of a real team vs a collection of talents. The raptors gm did a great job building his team. Knew they'd probably face the 76ers and got Gasol to counter embiid. The 76ers got Harris who's +- is just atrocious. The Celtics didn't do crap at the deadline and paid the price for it. The better GMs will be at the conference final. Bucks vs Raptors.

                                                                                        • phils Phan
                                                                                          phils Phan  6 months back

                                                                                          stephan a. is a homer. Ben simmons and Joel embiid cannot play together. Ben is trying to play Joel's position and joel is trying to play ben's position. Won't work. They are OUT OF POSITION! Joel isn't going to give you a long career. Unload him and get value!

                                                                                          • neetrab
                                                                                            neetrab  6 months back

                                                                                            "I heard Jimmy Butler's outta there". Sooooo.... the sixers are going to keep Tobias who has barely shown up in the players vs Butler who has consistently shown up. Okay. Unless Jimmy already said he wanted out, I get it, but if he didn't say that, I don't understand the sixers mindset even more, now.

                                                                                            • J D
                                                                                              J D  6 months back

                                                                                              Isn't it crazy how SAS and Max always have opposing views? Gee, it's almost like they're told what to say....

                                                                                              • Bulk Swoligan
                                                                                                Bulk Swoligan  6 months back

                                                                                                Joel is SAWFT

                                                                                                • Killface Del
                                                                                                  Killface Del  6 months back

                                                                                                  He might just be a jump shot away but how far away is he from developing a jump shot? Cause I dont think he will ever have a half way decent %