Patrick Beverley Reacts to Rumors Linking Ben Simmons to Minnesota Timberwolves

Published 08/31/2021, 10:25 PM EDT
Dec 27, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. (22) during the second quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports


The complex situation around Ben Simmons is far from over. The Sixers are not compromising with the trade offers and the other teams are struggling to trust the forward player’s worth. But there’s still a front-runner in the Minnesota Timberwolves who are keen on signing Ben.

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For almost a month, the Sixers are hearing denial for their Ben-related demands and are still not backing down. It’s as if they’d rather have him for years against sending him out cheaply. However, they might’ve just found a buyer.

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Patrick Beverley sent out a positive signal for the trade

The Sixers want an All-Star level player in return for Ben Simmons and that’s causing a whole lot of problems. Now, a report suggests that the Wolves are willing to go the distance because they wish to build a contending team.

As a push towards that, Minnesota’s latest signing in former Clipper Patrick Beverley has given a green signal to the talks. He recently argued that D’Angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards, and Karl Anthony Towns, alongside Ben, are a great match.

Now there’s an underlying problem with that fantasy. The Sixers want a great player in return and those three Wolves are all the franchise has. If not one of them, Minnesota can offer Malik Beasley, Taurean Prince, Jaden McDaniels, and future round 1 picks. Will the 76ers see potential in these names? Only time will tell because they also have to figure who’d fit the best with Joel Embiid.

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Another fresh update suggested something rather interesting. It claimed that the Peacemaker is unwilling to stay in Philly and he has made it crystal clear to the organization. So now, the Sixers are in the same position as were the Rockets when James Harden desperately wanted out.

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Additionally, the catch is that Ben reportedly wants to join a Californian team and that would mean either of the Warriors, the Kings, the Lakers, or the Clippers. So, the situation around Minnesota does not look good from this angle.

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But still, the onus is on Philly and how they can convince a franchise to make an offer that becomes a win-win-win for the trio of 76ers, Ben, and the third party. Do you believe the Wolves can win this race? Help us know in the comments section below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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