“He’s not the perfect fit with Embiid,” the second NBA executive told HoopsHype. “Other players could complement Embiid better. Simmons is difficult to build a team around and is not good enough to be the central figure. I think the lack of free-throw shooting does hurt his value. I’d explore a trade. Guys like Damian Lillard and Bradley Beal are two levels better than Simmons.”
Law Murray: 40-point triple-doubles in postseason since merger: Charles Barkley (1993 vs SEA) LeBron James (2015 at GS) Russell Westbrook (2017 at HOU) LeBron James (2017 at IND) LeBron James (2018 at BOS) Luka Doncic (2020 vs LAC) Jimmy Butler (2020 vs LAL) Kevin Durant (this week vs MIL) Booker (today vs LAC)

Bradley Beal commits to play in Tokyo Olympics

Shams Charania: Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal has committed to Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics, sources tell me and @Joe Vardon. Beal joins Portland’s Damian Lillard, Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Golden State’s Draymond Green among initial pledges.
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