It was just a metaphor. Maybe I should have used the Vegas casino metaphor instead? Tear down an old dinosaur and rebuild with a shiny new tower?? Just because the train was wrecked intentionally (or building was torn down) doesn't make it any less of a wreck.
I wonder who sits when Simmons gets back. He plays the same position as Ilyasova. But Brown says he wants Simmons to play point guard. That would put three big men on the court at the same time. Not sure how that works out defensively. I guess we'll see.
I think the Sixers need to showcase Noel as much as possible right now to get him traded. Okafor is still under contract for a couple more years, so not as much hurry on him. If they can trade Noel by the deadline, Okafor can audition the rest of the season for a pre draft trade.