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. Ajit Pawar on July 1, 2021 at 1:35 am

    Perk really called Danny green a future HOFer 💀



  2. Mike Z on July 1, 2021 at 1:36 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.



  3. onabs on July 1, 2021 at 1:40 am

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



  4. beau hoe Bo on July 1, 2021 at 1:40 am

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



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

    975th comment



  6. Jaylin Greve on July 1, 2021 at 1:45 am

    DLow to the sixers??



  7. Steve Gale on July 1, 2021 at 1:47 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.



  8. Adrian Wojnarowski | NBA on July 1, 2021 at 1:48 am

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

    " Ben Simmons WILL NOT go to the Minnesota Timberwolves.



  9. Jesus Beriguete on July 1, 2021 at 1:49 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.



  10. Larry FISHERMAN on July 1, 2021 at 1:50 am

    Ben lemons



  11. Gordo Beenballin on July 1, 2021 at 1:52 am

    Worst idea ever



  12. ahi flee on July 1, 2021 at 1:54 am

    Here goes Perk with more disaster speeches smh 🤦🏾‍♂️



  13. D-Billz on July 1, 2021 at 1:56 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.



  14. Josue Guillen on July 1, 2021 at 1:59 am

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



  15. Adrian Djanegara on July 1, 2021 at 1:59 am

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



  16. Emeka Okolocha on July 1, 2021 at 2:01 am

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



  17. mjaay on July 1, 2021 at 2:02 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



  18. Tremell on July 1, 2021 at 2:03 am

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



  19. Alex Elliott on July 1, 2021 at 2:04 am

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



  20. The Trollsons on July 1, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Perk: Rudy Go🥶



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

    This drama lol poor max



  22. Jowitdaplays on July 1, 2021 at 2:05 am

    Kendrick “ Hey Max, Hey Max “ Perkins



  23. Miz Raw The Mike Sparka on July 1, 2021 at 2:06 am

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



  24. Deez Pleez on July 1, 2021 at 2:06 am

    We don’t want him in Minnesota anymore 😂



  25. Obi Wan on July 1, 2021 at 2:09 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!!!



  26. chad chua on July 1, 2021 at 2:09 am

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



  27. Anthony Sloan on July 1, 2021 at 2:10 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.



  28. Teal Square on July 1, 2021 at 2:11 am

    "Rudy GOBAAR!"

    Peak Perk 😂😂😂



  29. Dra Jackson on July 1, 2021 at 2:11 am

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



  30. N Garci on July 1, 2021 at 2:12 am

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



  31. Farhanking7864 on July 1, 2021 at 2:13 am

    This was a retarded take



  32. Gael Rod Rod on July 1, 2021 at 2:16 am

    Perkins is terrible



  33. Davian Everest on July 1, 2021 at 2:19 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.



  34. iamYt 414 on July 1, 2021 at 2:19 am

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



  35. Wes Daniels on July 1, 2021 at 2:20 am

    That text wasn’t from a current sixer .



  36. Khoa Nguyen on July 1, 2021 at 2:21 am

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



  37. ShotbyReginald on July 1, 2021 at 2:22 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….



  38. Raymond Johnson on July 1, 2021 at 2:22 am

    Edwards can shoot what is Max talking about



  39. Anthony Sadrinajafi on July 1, 2021 at 2:22 am

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



  40. Craig G-T on July 1, 2021 at 2:23 am

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



  41. Marquez Jones on July 1, 2021 at 2:24 am

    He dropped 40 on who



  42. Kaddeus Bailey on July 1, 2021 at 2:25 am

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



  43. Umair Ejaz on July 1, 2021 at 2:25 am

    Ben Simmons to the nets just to play defense and rebound



  44. Bimo Sunupoernomo on July 1, 2021 at 2:29 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.



  45. Shyxlo on July 1, 2021 at 2:31 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.



  46. Mark Cowser on July 1, 2021 at 2:32 am

    KAT is Soft just ask Jimmy Butler



  47. God's Gold on July 1, 2021 at 2:33 am

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



  48. Kobe Memories on July 1, 2021 at 2:33 am

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



  49. milky ways on July 1, 2021 at 2:34 am

    His comming to boston



  50. ahi flee on July 1, 2021 at 2:34 am

    Fultz > Simmons 👌🏾💯