Daryl Morey says Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid ‘are going to be in Philadelphia for a long time’

Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons
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The Philadelphia 76ers upgraded their roster’s rotational pieces with the trade of Danny Green and Seth Curry.

Both Curry and Green are sharpshooting guards, and general manager Daryl Morey believes that these players could be the best supporting cast for Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.

Morey made a bold prediction about the stars’ future together, and noted that surrounding them with shooters could be a recipe for success, via Dan Gelston of The Associated Press.

“When Joel and Ben have had that, it’s actually insane how good those lineups and how good those teams played,” Morey said. “That was the theme for tonight. Getting Seth, you can argue he’s the best shooter in the NBA.”

Morey said Simmons and Embiid “are going to be here for a long time.”

The Sixers increased their cap flexibility to perhaps set the stage for another deal in the shortened offseason.