REPORT: Minnesota Timberwolves Remain Interested in Ben Simmons

We are several months deep into the NBA season, and Ben Simmons is still a member of the Philadelphia 76ers despite unending trade rumors.

Those rumors continued this week when ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said on “The Scoop W/ Doogie” podcast that the Minnesota Timberwolves have offered an extensive number of trades to the 76ers for Simmons.

“From what I understand, the Wolves have pretty much offered every asset package they could possibly offer for Ben Simmons except for Anthony Edwards and Karl (Anthony)Towns,” Windhorst said.

In the same episode, Darren Wolfson, the host of the podcast, said that Simmons remains “on the Wolves radar” despite the lack of a deal thus far.

Simmons has yet to appear in a game for the 76ers this season, sitting out citing mental health issues and a back injury since the preseason. Prior to this season, Simmons has more than proved his worth on the court, being named to three All-Star teams, two All-Defensive teams, and one All-NBA team in just four full seasons in the league.

However, the Timberwolves may not even need Simmons as they have shown to be a much-improved team so far this year. Minnesota is currently in the thick of a playoff fight sitting at eighth in the Western Conference with a record of 20-20.

The 76ers, despite the absence of Simmons, are still putting together a strong season, and sit at fifth in the Eastern Conference currently with a record of 23-16.