Philadelphia 76ers Continue to Work on Simmons Trade, Nothing Imminent
No trade is imminent yet the Philadelphia 76ers remain desperate to move on from All-Star Ben Simmons.
After earning the first overall seed in the Eastern Conference, the Sixers stumbled out of the second round of the postseason, being eliminated by the young upstart Atlanta Hawks.
The story of the postseason in Philly was of course the struggles of Simmons. His continued inability to shoot has ostracized him from the Sixers fanbase and his reported desires to start fresh in another organization has pushed the Sixers to act with a sense of urgency. Despite all the pressure to come to some sort of resolution, the Sixers have yet to receive a trade offer worth entertaining.
According to reports, the Sixers have spoken to the Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors, among numerous other teams. Ultimately, the team continues to seek a trade involving Damian Lillard, but the Portland Trail Blazers remain committed to building around the superstar point guard.
So while a trade remains inevitable, there is nothing imminent and with training camp quickly approaching, it is apparent that Simmons will have to start the year with a team that spent their entire offseason trying to orchestrate a blockbuster to ship him out of town.
Now that is what I consider being awkward.