Kyle Kuzma Reacts to Shocking Ben Simmons Trade News: “How the Hell…”

Published 01/11/2022, 12:43 PM EST


Months have gone by, but there is still no news of Ben Simmons’ return. The 76ers guard has been on the lookout for a new franchise ever since the end of last season, but with no positive outcome. After a shocking new update, however, even Wizards star Kyle Kuzma was left in a state of disbelief.

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Last year, Ben Simmons looked like a shadow of himself. Poor form, minor injuries and lack of trust within the management saw his numbers take a huge toll. As a result, he lost the faith of the franchise, and was a bench-warmer for a large part. The 25-year-old witnessed his worst campaign in terms of average points and hasn’t featured ever since the culmination of the 2020-21 season. But is there a new destination calling?

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Nov 2, 2019; Portland, OR, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward James Ennis III (11) and 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) celebrate after teammate Philadelphia’s guard Ben Simmons (25) make two free throws to give Sixers a 126-125 lead over Portland Trail Blazers with 10 seconds left in the second half at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Kuzma laughs off new Ben Simmons trade report

Since the ignition of trade rumors, several setups, including the Lakers and Warriors, had been linked with Simmons. However, none of the rumors sparked into something meaningful. This means that Joel Embiid and co. continue to go about their business, while the former All-Defensive Team member watches from home. According to a fresh report, however, another sensation has been added to Simmons’ name as a package deal.

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This is none other than 29-year-old Tobias Harris. The forward, who averages a little under 20 points this year, seems to be on his way out of Philadelphia too. And as per trusted reporter Marc J. Spears, both Simmons and Harris could be sent out on a package deal. Meanwhile, former Lakers player Kyle Kuzma couldn’t believe what he read. In response to the report, he hilariously commented on social media, “How the hell you package 80ms.”

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Ben Simmons’ latest update certainly left Kuzma in splits. Will it evolve into something worthwhile? Only time will tell. Rest assured, fans are waiting to see Simmons back on court. Hopefully, we are not too far from that golden day.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, soccer and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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