Sixers Have List of 30 Players They’d Accept in Deal for Ben Simmons
We all know Ben Simmons would like to be traded.
We also know the Sixers aren't thrilled with the idea of moving Simmons, unless its for a All-Star level player in return.
Names like Dame Lillard and Bradley Beal have been thrown around a lot, but seem very frivolous at this time.
On Thursday, Sam Amick of The Athletic reported that the Sixers do in fact have a list of 30 names they would consider in a deal involving Simmons.
A source with knowledge of the list said there are approximately 30 players who would satisfy the Sixers in a Simmons swap, and there’s an internal belief that a fair amount of them — let’s say five to 10 — could become available in the next year or two.
Also on Thursday night Philadelphia Inquire Sixers beat writer Keith Pompey said one of the names that the Sixers might have their eye on is former Sixer second-round pick, Jerami Grant. The Sixers drafted Grant in 2014 and traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder back in 2016.
League sources have said the team is having ongoing discussions with the Detroit Pistons to acquire Grant, another forward, a young player, and a draft pick in exchange for Simmons.
Per Pompey, some members of the front office are willing to hold on to Simmons and look to deal him in the offseason for James Harden.
However, several members of the front office are keen on the idea of keeping Simmons this season with the idea of pursuing of Harden from the Brooklyn Nets in a sign and trade, according to multiple sources.
After scoring a career-high 22.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 33.9 minutes, he is down to 18 points 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 32.9 minutes this season.
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