DeCamara: Time to add Nola as 4th Philly star

Joe DeCamara & Jon Ritchie
July 10, 2018 - 10:32 am
Aaron Nola

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Joe DeCamara says it's time to expand the Big 3 in Philadelphia to the Big 4—Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Carson Wentz, and Aaron Nola. 

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"Aaron Nola, Jon, this guy is's now at the point where I believe...I think Aaron Nola is right in there [with Wentz, Embiid, and Simmons>," DeCamara said on Tuesday's 94WIP Midday Show. DeCamara pointed out that Claude Giroux would be the 5th best in athlete in Philadelphia, now. 

Nola, 25, was brilliant once again on Monday against the Mets allowing just one hit in 7.0 innings and also knocking in the Phillies' only three runs, en route to a 3-1 win. Nola is 12-2 this season with a 2.27 ERA and was named to his first all-star game. 

Jon Ritchie said he wouldn't put Nola in the category of Embiid, Simmons, and Wentz just yet. 

"He's the best player on the Phillies, no doubt. But when the rest of the team is sort of finding themselves, it's not quite the same acheivement when you're talking about Super Bowl champions. I think you're jumping the gun a little."