A new season is approaching, and while the madness of the free agent market is a long way off, there is still one name that resonates strongly when it comes to rumors: Ben Simmons.
The Philadelphia 76ers star is clear that he wants to leave the Pennsylvania organization; so much so that at the end of July he requested the transfer and warned that he would not appear at the team’s training camp. His situation with the Sixers is tense, and along the way he keeps the present of another handful of players in the air. Golden State, Boston, Portland, Sacramento … There are several teams that come into the equation with possible packages to offer to Philadelphia, which concern relevant guys in their current squads.
In the explained position is Tyrese Haliburton. The Kings second-year player surprised in his NBA debut with a game as daring as it was serene, qualities that make him a desire of many teams. To be exact, he averaged 13 points, 5.3 assists and 3 rebounds in 30.1 minutes per night, all while signing a fantastic 40.9% on 3s. There are plenty of reasons for Philadelphia to ask for it in return, and althoughSam Amick from The Athletic stresses that the Kings have left him out of almost any conversation, the reports – with greater or less success – continue to include him.
It was precisely because of this situation that Haliburton was questioned.in the last episode of the podcast The Old Man and the Three withJJ Redick and Tommy Alter. The young talent of the Californians chooses to avoid unnecessary worries before issues that he does not control.
“I laugh at that. I really don’t think it’s that realistic and I don’t see it happening. I don’t think anyone is untouchable, by any means, but I don’t have time to overreact or think too deeply about it. I take care of what I can control. All I can do is go to the gym and exercise and whatever happens will happen. Obviously, I love Sacramento. I love being here ”, sentenced in statements to James Ham of NBC Sports.
Haliburton’s position is logic. If you end up changing teams, it is something that will come without you having any tools to avoid it. With that irrefutable reality, focusing on improving and being the best possible player while in Sacramento is undoubtedly the path that can pay you the most in the medium term.
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