NBA Insider Drops Shocking Cade Cunningham Twist to Ben Simmons Trade Saga in Latest Sixers News

Published 11/21/2021, 10:20 AM EST
Jan 25, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) shoots in the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports


It is difficult to determine whether the Philadelphia 76ers are missing the estranged Ben Simmons or not. After a string of successive victories, Joel Embiid and co. have slumped to disappointing losses on the trot. This has left them in a bit of a predicament, and they will need solutions soon. In the latest rumor, a phenomenal trade for Detroit Pistons youngster Cade Cunningham is on the cards.

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Oct 30, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham (2) dribbles in the first half against the Orlando Magic at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Things broke down between Simmons and the Sixers at the end of last season, following an abysmal run of games. The 25-year-old has openly expressed his desire to leave, and while the side is open to letting him go, the outlets are few in number. His inability to create chances  and score the key points led to a lack of belief in Doc Rivers and Embiid himself, which caused some misunderstandings. With a couple of sides showing interest, he was well on his way out. But nothing has developed this far.

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Pistons and Cade Cunningham added to latest Ben Simmons rumor list

Dec 23, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) dribbles up court against the Washington Wizards during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

After a disastrous outing last year, the Detroit Pistons took to the NBA Draft in order to restore parity. With their No.1 overall pick, the franchise went for young prospect Cade Cunningham. Although the guard hasn’t been in the best of touch off late, he is slowly but surely building his career in the league. But to the dismay of the Pistons, fresh reports have emerged regarding some of their starlets, including Cunningham. And it is in relation with the 76ers themselves.

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According to latest rumor updates, Philly is interested in former signing Jerami Grant. The 27-year-old has been the cornerstone of Detroit’s improvement, and a move to his former home is on the cards. Albeit his numbers have gone down a tad bit, Grant is keeping the Pistons alive and kicking. In addition, there are chances that the Pistons could throw in a potential Cade Cunningham offer, if the right bid arrives. Inside sources say that even though it’s unlikely, nothing can be ruled out at the moment.

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Do you think the Ben Simmons-Cade Cunningham deal can progress into something concrete? The Sixers will surely be hoping to get Simmons back on the court, lest their chances at qualification slip away soon. If not, perhaps Detroit is the 3-time All-star’s calling.

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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, football and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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