Philadelphia 76ers Are Reportedly Going to Finalize a Trade for Ben Simmons by Next Week

Published 09/24/2021, 8:38 AM EDT
May 31, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) reacts after the basket during the first quarter against the Washington Wizards during game four in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


The conversations and speculations around Ben Simmons are still going around, but his future is still up in the air. There have been several developments in this controversy, but things only seem to be going haywire. By the looks of it, the relationship between the Philadelphia 76ers and Simmons is damaged beyond repair. While the franchise was willing to make amends, Simmons had reached his point of no return. Now, the Sixers are backed into a corner with hardly any option but to give him up.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Are The Philadelphia 76ers finally ready to let him go?

After a humiliating playoff run last season, Simmons was blamed for the Philadelphia 76ers‘ unexpected downfall. Since then, it was obvious that he would be the first one out when the offseason approaches. However, things did not exactly turn out that way. The Sixers kept asking for a hefty price in return for their point guard but no team was willing enough.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

With so much said and done between them, Simmons was not even willing to go back. He was adamant that he would not be showing up for training camp until he is traded off. Although Doc Rivers claimed they wanted him back, it seems unlikely.

So now, the teams’ hands are tied. As per Sam Amico, “Sixers have had multiple conversations on Ben Simmons. Feeling around NBA is he will be moved within the next week.” 

WATCH THIS STORY: LeBron James, Kevin Durant & Other NBA Players Who Bagged Lucrative Endorsement Shoe Deals as Rookies

Which team is in talks to get Ben Simmons?

Along with this news, Sam even reported that the Denver Nuggets were one team that would be a “sleeper”. This isn’t surprising considering their superstar Jamal Murray will be sitting out for most of the 2021-22 season because of his injuries. His absence could be a big disadvantage in their battle against a competitive Western Conference.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Hence, they need someone else to back their reigning MVP, Nikola Jokic. Adding another All-Star caliber is the right choice in a situation like this. Yes, Simmons has his setbacks but also has his perks.

Watch This Story

But it will all come down to how much they are willing to agree on to get Simmons. The 76ers will probably look to get a superstar in return. Whether they give up Michael Porter Jr., and Jamal Murray, is a big question mark. It’s only if they can keep Simmons along with these two somehow, throw a multi-team deal, will they be able to make their roster better.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

“Supremely Overrated”: Skip Bayless Explains Why he Thinks Ben Simmons is Better Than Russell Westbrook

about 1 month ago

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Yashima Bhatia

1579 articles

Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT