Three Teams That Should Trade For Ben Simmons

Three Teams That Should Trade For Ben Simmons

Barry Devoe
3 years ago
2 min read
Three Teams That Should Trade For Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons is not playing basketball right now. Though he returned to the 76ers, the team and he spoke, and it said he is not mentally ready to play just yet. So, he’s away from the squad.

He will not be able to boost any of his value on the floor. So, if anybody acquires him, their last footage seen is from the Hawks series last year. Let’s examine three possible destinations.

And the Cavaliers are not one of them. Unless they can get Kevin Love included, which probably will never happen.

Portland TrailBlazers

There is an extremely low chance that Portland would consider trading for Ben Simmons. But he could actually fit in nicely as a point forward. With C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard set as the starters, they would need to use a frontcourt position in order to make it work out.

They would likely have to include Robert Covington, another rotational piece, and most of their first-round picks they would be eligible to trade for the next five-six years. This would instantly improve their defense, fixing the one thing that has held them back for Lillard’s entire career.

If a deal did actually go through, they might need to add McCollum as well. But, it would just give them another facilitator. It’s an idea, but it is not something we should expect to actually happen.

Minnesota Timberwolves

It is okay to be skeptical, but Minnesota trading for Simmons could actually benefit them. It has become clear that their two former #1 picks are both stars and can lead the team to wins. Anthony Edwards is continuing to ascend in his second season, as Karl-Anthony Towns is playing at the high level we all expect him to.

If Philly would accept a package centered around one-time All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell, it could work. That man can get buckets in a hurry and would finally give Philly the closer they have been longing for. As great as Joel Embiid is, you cannot give the ball to your center in isolation situations at the end of games.

Minnesota is looking competent to open the season, a step up from seasons past. Simmons might actually be just what they are missing.

Sacramento Kings

If you can hold on to Tyrese Haliburton, Harrison Barnes, and De’Aaron Fox, you should absolutely be willing to do a deal as the Kings. This is a team that has gone 15 years without a playoff trip, in a league where more than 50% of squads can qualify per year.

They have their backcourt of the future installed, and Barnes is shooting the ball better than he ever has before. So, find that Simmons piece. They have young talent to include, and a few veterans like Richaun Holmes, Buddy Hield, Moe Harkless, and others.

They are starting to show what they can do, and this is a solid squad right now. The West is filled with incredible squads left and right, but the playoffs could be a shoo-in if they can land the Aussie.

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