The Philadelphia 76ers had an offer on the table for Ben Simmons, but they reportedly turned it down.
According to Jason Dumas of KRON4 News, the Sixers rejected an offer from the Indiana Pacers that included guard Malcolm Brogdon and a first-round pick going from Indiana to Philly for Simmons.
The 24-year-old Simmons was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, and while he has been great on the defensive end, he hasn’t blossomed into a great offensive player.
He owns career averages of 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game, although those numbers were down this season to the tune of 14.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists.
Simmons was named an All-Star for the third consecutive season, and he finished second to Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert in the NBA Defensive Player of the Year voting.
In 12 postseason contests, Simmons averaged just 11.9 points to go along with 8.8 assists and 7.9 rebounds. Although he shot 62% from the field, he attempted less than eight shots per game and atrocious from the free throw line.
The 28-year-old Brogdon is seen as a classic overachiever.
He is coming off the best statistical season of his career, averaging 21.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 5.3 assists.