The Philadelphia 76ers had perhaps their biggest weakness exposed during the postseason this year when Ben Simmons was a complete non-factor offensively. Some people feel they could have addressed that problem by acquiring a scoring guard at the trade deadline earlier this year, but president of basketball operations Daryl Morey may have bigger plans.

Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer spoke with NBA executives who shared mixed opinions about Morey’s decision to not go all-in with his pursuit of Toronto Raptors star Kyle Lowry this season. However, there is consensus about why Morey resisted giving up assets for the 35-year-old point guard.