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Blazers betting favorites to land Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

Blazers betting favorites to land Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

With the Sixers season ending unexpectedly in seven games to the upstart Hawks, the franchise once again faces questions regarding their future.

Whether it’s asking themselves if Doc Rivers is truly the right man for the job. Or going deeper and pondering if the duo of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid can truly win.

Following their home loss to the Hawks, when asked if Simmons could be the point guard on a championship team, Rivers’ answer deviated from prototypical coach-speak.

Coaches would usually still praise their players and defend them publicly regardless of the questions they receive, as Rivers did leading up to Game 7. But clearly, Simmons’ performance in their season-finale may have left the coach questioning many things.

Embiid also gave his thoughts on the loss, in a way that seemed to be

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3 Teams Named Favorites For Aaron Rodgers Trade

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday against Tampa Bay.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday against Tampa Bay.

The Green Bay Packers remain adamant that they won’t trade Aaron Rodgers this offseason, despite the quarterback’s wish for a way out of his longtime organization. The two parties have reached a standstill in contract negotiations, leaving the future murky and the next step unclear.

While the situation continues in Green Bay, other teams around the league are biding their time to see what becomes of the partnership between the 2020 MVP and the Packers. No matter what happens, only a few franchises will have a realistic chance at making an offer for Rodgers.

ESPN’s Bill Barnwell said Sunday on SportsCenter that he sees seven teams as potential players in the bid for Rodgers this offseason. However, he named just three frontrunners: the Miami Dolphins, the Washington Football Team and the Denver Broncos.

Each of the aforementioned

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