Why Kendrick Perkins would pair Ben Simmons with Karl-Anthony Towns on the Wolves | First Take

Why Kendrick Perkins would pair Ben Simmons with Karl-Anthony Towns on the Wolves | First Take

Why Kendrick Perkins would pair Ben Simmons with Karl-Anthony Towns on the Wolves | First Take
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Kendrick Perkins discuss whether Ben Simmons’ problems can be fixed.
0:00 Perk rethinks his harsh criticism of Simmons and explains why Ben would fit with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
1:30 Stephen A. breaks down why Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid can’t be successful on the Philadelphia 76ers.
6:15 Stephen A. credits Max for saying the 76ers should trade either Embiid or Simmons over a year ago.
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50 Comments

  1. D-Billz on July 1, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Simmons in Minnesota is nice. He has a bunch of shooters including towns and he’ll have time to work on his jumper. Philly ready now. Embiid don’t have time to waste. If im Embiid, either Simmons goes or I go.

  2. Obi Wan on July 1, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Joe Biden Needs to continue to push and NOT try to get republicans who just want to obstruct.  Keep Biden accountable.  Money and jobs to people.  Less money for defense corporations and more to people who need it! Get rid of filibuster! Green New Deal! Forgive student loans debt!!!

  3. The Trollsons on July 1, 2021 at 1:31 am

    Perk: Rudy Go🥶

  4. Gael Rod Rod on July 1, 2021 at 1:31 am

    Perkins is terrible

  5. Miz Raw The Mike Sparka on July 1, 2021 at 1:32 am

    I’d take Russel for Ben…. True guard. Can score, can create his own shots. Yeah I like RUSSEL FOR BEN!!!!

  6. Shyxlo on July 1, 2021 at 1:32 am

    dominate the paint area, with what post moves? i’m convinced these guys just talk
    to hear themselves. embiid has developed into a floor spacer, to accommodate for simmons; despite being the better player. at bare minimum, he just needs to work on his free throws to be able to be a slashing threat at least.

  7. N Garci on July 1, 2021 at 1:32 am

    Sign & trade Conley for Simmons…. Would be a perfect compliment to Both Rudy & Onovan NO-D Mitchell…..

  8. chad chua on July 1, 2021 at 1:35 am

    Send him to GSW and let Steph run trough screens and splash them 3’s !

  9. Anthony Sloan on July 1, 2021 at 1:35 am

    BRO, BEN come to the warriors. Come to the warriors with Steph, Klay, Draymond, and an up and comin’ Wisemon, not to mention a mentally tough Jordan Poole and a star in Andrew Wiggins. And see if you don’t win a ring. I promise you, you will get your confidence back and not only that, if the splash brothers cant encourage you to shoot the ball well nothing will, but it doesnt matter cuz they the SPLASH BROTHERS. Great culture, new arena, living in Cali. Cali.. Make moves, act, music, whatever you want. You’ll be welcomed and wont even be pressured. If it can happen bro, come to the bay.

  10. Khoa Nguyen on July 1, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Great fit cus both are overrated players who doesn’t care abt winning that much

  11. ahi flee on July 1, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Here goes Perk with more disaster speeches smh 🤦🏾‍♂️

  12. Umair Ejaz on July 1, 2021 at 1:37 am

    This drama lol poor max

  13. Jaylin Greve on July 1, 2021 at 1:39 am

    DLow to the sixers??

  14. Wes Daniels on July 1, 2021 at 1:40 am

    That text wasn’t from a current sixer .

  15. javier book shadows contributor du on July 1, 2021 at 1:41 am

    975th comment

  16. Marquez Jones on July 1, 2021 at 1:41 am

    He dropped 40 on who

  17. ShotbyReginald on July 1, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Keep Philly in a bind by not trading foe Ben make them trust the process to get out of this situation…u do not help your opponent….

  18. Mike Z on July 1, 2021 at 1:52 am

    This guy gonna be outta the league by 30. If I’m an owner I’m not trading for him. But I also wouldn’t want Glass Embiid.

  19. ahi flee on July 1, 2021 at 1:53 am

    Fultz > Simmons 👌🏾💯

  20. Jowitdaplays on July 1, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Kendrick “ Hey Max, Hey Max “ Perkins

  21. Deez Pleez on July 1, 2021 at 1:55 am

    We don’t want him in Minnesota anymore 😂

  22. iamYt 414 on July 1, 2021 at 1:55 am

    He do ball wen embiid wasn’t playin that’s true

  23. Anthony Sadrinajafi on July 1, 2021 at 1:55 am

    He wants to pair Simmons with the closest thing in the league to his current Center?

  24. Mark Cowser on July 1, 2021 at 1:58 am

    KAT is Soft just ask Jimmy Butler

  25. Kobe Memories on July 1, 2021 at 1:59 am

    Just let him learn from this , blme some of this on doc river too

  26. Alex Elliott on July 1, 2021 at 1:59 am

    Perk is a great addition to the show. I hope he sticks around!

  27. Jesus Beriguete on July 1, 2021 at 2:02 am

    It’s so annoying watching Stephen A Smith act like he knows more basketball than Max. Stephen gets every finals prediction wrong, states the most obvious of sentences when the playoff come and has been violated by players in the league on his “sources” watching him try to belittle max is annoying.

  28. Umair Ejaz on July 1, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Ben Simmons to the nets just to play defense and rebound

  29. beau hoe Bo on July 1, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Just give him to pop and TD21 then get out the way

  30. Gordo Beenballin on July 1, 2021 at 2:05 am

    Worst idea ever

  31. Farhanking7864 on July 1, 2021 at 2:08 am

    This was a retarded take

  32. Steve Gale on July 1, 2021 at 2:08 am

    I think both Simmons and Paul George play their best when they aren’t deferring to anyone else, especially when there is more pressure in the playoffs. Simmons best games are all when Embid is out. Paul George best playoff performances are when he was in Indiana and now while Kawhi is out.

  33. Ajit Pawar on July 1, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Perk really called Danny green a future HOFer 💀

  34. Emeka Okolocha on July 1, 2021 at 2:11 am

    Max seems to be losing his mojo. Stephen A. beats him more often these days. He is all over the place.

  35. mjaay on July 1, 2021 at 2:12 am

    funny thing is, if i had a 100mil + contract, i wouldnt give AF what nobody says. I’d stop caring about a next n words opinion the day i signed the check

  36. Davian Everest on July 1, 2021 at 2:12 am

    I’ve been making research for guaranteed sports picks for a while now and I ever since I been following Mr Greyson Steps, winning has been pretty much easier.

  37. Craig G-T on July 1, 2021 at 2:13 am

    Wiggins for Simmons trade and play Simmons at the 5 on Golden State?

  38. onabs on July 1, 2021 at 2:13 am

    I would pair perk with his couch. Stop it perk you’re an irrelevant analyst

  39. Bimo Sunupoernomo on July 1, 2021 at 2:14 am

    To Ben Simmons and his Agent: cut your price, make easier for other team to get you, get out of Philly, train, improve your game then proof to them you better and kill them with your improved game.

  40. Larry FISHERMAN on July 1, 2021 at 2:15 am

    Ben lemons

  41. God's Gold on July 1, 2021 at 2:16 am

    D’Lo Russell to 76ers…Ben Simmons to Timberwolves… Nice deal imo

  42. Dra Jackson on July 1, 2021 at 2:17 am

    If he ain’t successful with Embiid how in tf would he look good with KAT?

  43. Josue Guillen on July 1, 2021 at 2:18 am

    He’d be horrible for the Lakers. No spacing whatsoever

  44. Adrian Wojnarowski | NBA on July 1, 2021 at 2:20 am

    I’m Adrian Wojnarowski & I have a report to announce.

    " Ben Simmons WILL NOT go to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

  45. Tremell on July 1, 2021 at 2:22 am

    Ben Simmons wants to be the next Dennis Rodman…You heard it here 1st!

  46. milky ways on July 1, 2021 at 2:24 am

    His comming to boston

  47. Teal Square on July 1, 2021 at 2:24 am

    "Rudy GOBAAR!"

    Peak Perk 😂😂😂

  48. Kaddeus Bailey on July 1, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Russell for Simmons? Sounds like a win win for both sides

  49. Raymond Johnson on July 1, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Edwards can shoot what is Max talking about

  50. Adrian Djanegara on July 1, 2021 at 2:27 am

    I think Max mentioned this several times already, Simmons and Embid should.have their own teams

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