Originally Posted by Buc Em
Do the Knicks or Lakers have Embiid, Noel or Okafor to convince young free agents to sign with them?
I think free agents will soon want to play with the future best frontcourt in the league, especially if Embiid turns out to be the next AD like they think he can be.
Just like how I think the Cousins-WCS pairing could turn around the mess that it's been in Sacramento.
Sixers haven't put any effort forth building a balanced team since Hinkie took over. No free agent is walking into a mess like that. Embiid hasn't played a minute in the league and who knows if he even plays this year. So yeah, comparing him to a superstar and top-3 player in the NBA (a guy 1 year older than Embiid) is just foolish and setting yourself up for failure. It's not the best front court in the NBA. It's a good player in Noel, a rookie in Okafor who should become a good player and a center who could turn into Greg Oden 2.0. Maybe if you have some interestign guard prospects people would care, but you don't. Lakers have a better foundation, whether you like it or not.
Clarkson, Russell, Randle is more attractive than Philly's mess because those 3 actually resemble a core that's balanced and they have a GM running things whose actually had a winning pedigree. Plus you factor in Upshaw's potential upside, a reinvigorated Hibbert, and you're looking at a really solid team that just needs a couple of pieces to become dangerous.