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Because the Philadelphia 76ers continue to entertain Ben Simmons trades, one little-market crew has reportedly made a proposal for the guard, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst mentioned on The Scoop podcast (h/t HoopsHype).
Windhorst accepted the unnamed crew “has fairly a big selection of curiosity” in the three-time All-Star.
There are “four or 5” groups that dwell seeking Simmons, per Windhorst.
Simmons has reportedly urged crew officers he not needs to be segment of the 76ers and he does not thought to document to coaching camp, per Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
There had been no shortage of links between the 76ers and groups all the design by design of the NBA referring to a deal for Simmons this offseason.
The Sacramento Kings reportedly discussed a deal for the guard, per Sam Amick of The Athletic, nonetheless they center of attention on the value sign is currently too high. The Golden Suppose Warriors have also been inquisitive about talks, nonetheless the 2 sides have yet to search out a life like offer, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are one other likelihood, with NBA reporter Marc Stein announcing the crew “continues to withhold its hat in the ring.”
Philadelphia restful has a high asking mark for Simmons, even supposing his value is at its lowest. The 25-yr-previous earned his third straight All-Star replacement this past yr, nonetheless his 14.3 aspects, 7.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game had been all career lows.
Simmons’ lack of aggressiveness on offense became as soon as clearly apparent at some point soon of the postseason, as he averaged finest 9.9 aspects per game in the Sixers’ second-spherical loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Even alongside with his elite defensive capability and knack for filling up the sphere accumulate, there is fairly a big selection of possibility in buying a participant who’s owed as a minimal $30 million in each of the next four seasons.