Ben Simmons is expected to be moved by the 76ers before the season begins
As the 2021-22 season begins in October, the dramatic events surrounding Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons continue to make headlines in the NBA.
After another disappointing playoff run, the 76ers have been answering calls from other teams about the 25-year-old Australian.
Despite the interest, Philadelphia’s asking price for the three-time All-Star is still high.
With training camp approaching, scheduled to begin on September 28, the 76ers seem to be entering that period, and Simmons is still on their roster.
Now, they must figure out how to solve the embarrassing situation that will arise in the past and in the future.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, league executives believe that the Sixers will trade Simmons before their first game against the New Orleans Pelicans on October 20.
“For now, all signs indicate that Simmons’s career in Philadelphia is coming to an end.
In the James Harden negotiations, Simmons was almost transferred to the Rockets along with Mattis Sebull and two first-round picks, but Houston traded Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. Since the previous trade talks were very close to moving Simmons out of Philadelphia — plus Joel Embiid and Dock Rivers’ comments on ending the 76ers season — writing seems to be on the wall.
The Timberwolves have always been motivated to find a deal for Simmons, but considering their asset pools Malik Beasley, Jaden McDaniels and D’Angelo Russell may not be able to attract the 76ers, so it may A third team is needed. “
Another note in the Charania report is that the Sixers continue to pay close attention to Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard.
Lillard is still the Sixers’ primary goal, and the Phillies’ plan doesn’t seem to change anytime soon.
“Sources said that Philadelphia has set its sights on Portland’s best team guard Damian Lillard, but the Trail Blazers have fully focused on continuing to build around Lillard. As of now, Lillard is continuing to evaluate The present and future of the Trail Blazers, and plans to start training camps with the organization. In some respects, the 76ers are hesitant to decide whether to move to Simmons now or to wait for stars like Lillard to get out of trouble. .”
Regardless of the situation, Philadelphia will have to wait to see what happens in Portland West, and Simmons will enter training camp as a member of the Sixers.
This post is written by Eric Magana