Ben Simmons remains sidelined for the 76ers. But that doesn’t mean the talk surrounding him has slowed down whatsoever.
Since reluctantly showing up to Training Camp even though he demanded a trade, Simmons has made it clear that he has no intentions of putting in any effort for Philly. And Sixers president Daryl Morey has also been stubborn – insisting that he won’t rush to make a trade if it doesn’t make sense for the team.
And even though Ben Simmons has claimed to be dealing with mental health issues, the Sixers have gone back-and-forth from fining the point guard over his absence.
The 76ers Are Once Again Fining Ben Simmons For Missing Timehttps://t.co/pYcEE8n2Mm
— SideAction (@SideActionHQ) November 5, 2021
On Monday, the Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that seven teams around the league have been inquiring about a trade for Ben Simmons: The Knicks, Lakers, Timberwolves, Trail Blazers, Kings, Pacers, and Cavs.
A fresh set of teams interested in trading for Ben Simmons, according to @ShamsCharania:
• Trail Blazers
• Cavs pic.twitter.com/PJreoRTwOs
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) December 13, 2021
Shams would also report that Philly is “ramping up their efforts” to find a trade partner for Ben Simmons.
Without the young guard, the Sixers currently sit at a somewhat disappointing 15-12, good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference. But they have been dealing with several other injuries on their squad.
It still feels like ben Simmons will be wearing a different team’s jersey before the end of the season. But no clear front-runner has emerged as of yet.
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