Sixers Opening Up Trade Discussion Around Ben Simmons

After a disappointing end to the season for the Philadelphia 76ers and an even worse ending for Ben Simmons, speculation about his future with the team started to arise. 

While he has his flaws, Simmons is still one of the most versatile player in the NBA, but may not be the best fit in Philadelphia. Either way, it appeared his name would be in headlines all summer. 

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the 76ers have opened up trade conversations surrounding Simmons and have engaged with teams, although with a high asking price.

One source told Charania that the Sixers are looking for a player of All-Star caliber in return for Simmons, who is still 25 and that level of player himself.

Last season Simmons averaged 14.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game. However, he continued to show a lack of aggressiveness and 3-point shot and struggled tremendously from the free throw line.