76ers Not Happy With Teams Only Offering ‘Multiple Role Players & Picks’ In Trade For Ben Simmons
The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly trying to move on from Ben Simmons, but find themselves very unhappy with the trade offers they are currently receiving for the All-Star point guard.
“Internally, team sources view a lot of the reported offers floated around the league as transparent attempts to lower Simmons’ trade value below where it actually is,” wrote Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice.
“The Sixers are uninterested in packages returning multiple role players and picks in exchange for Simmons, according to a source familiar with the situation. As one specific example, a source told PhillyVoice the Sixers would not even entertain a discussion with the Sacramento Kings save for the inclusion of guard De’Aaron Fox in a potential deal, which they view simply as a starting point for talks.”
In the 2020-21 season, Simmons averaged 14.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game while shooting 55.7 percent from the field.
At 6-foot-11, Simmons is a great defender, distributor and rebounder, but he seems to refuse to improve on his scoring ability as shown by these past playoffs where he sometimes take only 4 or 5 shots during an entire game.
It only got worse when he did not take a crucial layup against the Hawks.
The Sixers have made the playoffs in four consecutive seasons, but have yet to get to the NBA Finals.