It didn’t take long for the choir that traded Ben Simmons to sing in Philadelphia, and maybe that made sense.
The Sixers spent four seasons trying to build a contender around Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, but none of their four playoff games—Has a completely different appearance and lineup -Ability to use Simmons as an asset in the playoffs.
It may be time for them to move on from the 24-year-old, hoping to replace his defense with Matisse Sable’s defense, which may bring them the offense they need to pass the second round once.
However, after his poor performance against the Hawks, Simmons is at the lowest point in history. Which normal-minded team is now willing to trade him? According to some major gambling outlets, there are teams on both sides of the strait that may think Simmons is a good fit. For the time being, let us assume that this is true. The question, then, is which players should Daryl Morey be willing to accept in exchange for a better reconstruction in the 2021-22 season?
This is a summary of the nine teams Sports betting Listed in their Ben Simmons trading odds and who might become the 76ers next season:
Portland Trail Blazers +200
Damian Lillard was the first person who thought of here, one-to-one exchange is effective Exactly because their salary matches. If the 76ers cast some first-round picks, maybe they can pick this one out? There are rumors that Lillard hopes to leave Portland after failing to build a competitor around him. Imagine Dame and JoJo playing the pick-and-roll next season?
However, this may be questionable because Lillard is the team’s main force and they can trade McCollum to please Lillard instead of pairing Simmons with Lillard in Portland. McCollum’s salary also matches that of Simmons, and Kevin O’Conner of The Ringer has speculated about the exchange:
As a major part of the Blazers’ deal with the 76ers, McCollum is like a fan. League executives believe this is a reasonable deal that is meaningful to both parties. Simmons is like a supercharged Draymond Green to Stephen Curry of Damian Lillard. For years, the Warriors have been crushing the team because Curry often creates traps and passes the ball to Draymond, who can reach the basket or pass key passes to teammates. Simmons will thrive in a role like this because Lillard feels the same pressure in the pick and roll.
In turn, McCollum will help the 76ers. Any player who can create his own shooting opportunities at a high level will. But this is not a simple transaction. McCollum is 29 years old and he has performed poorly in the past playoffs. The backcourt of McCollum and Seth Curry will also be a weak defensive duo. Trailblazers fans think of McCollum just like 76ers fans think of Simmons. But each of them can also drag their problems to a new team. [The Ringer]
Washington Wizards +300
If you can’t beat them, join them? The Wizards are listed as Simmons’ second-largest trade odds, and Washington’s loss to the Philadelphia team in the first round undoubtedly proved that this is a team facing defensive challenges. Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal are indeed the two most attractive options. For Westbrook, the 76ers need to invest a Seth Curry or a few substitutes to make the money work. If so, the 76ers even want a triple-double machine. Who will turn 33 in November?
From Washington’s perspective, this is an interesting view of the potential deal from Kevin Broom of SB Nation:
In the end, if this is a true one-to-one exchange, I will…still not sure. At the moment, I tend to trade and hire the best sports psychologist I can find to work with Simmons. In the next four seasons, this will be a gamble of more than $140 million, which will backfire and make the team worse. When I think about it later, I might change my mind.
I mean, he consumed too many hats to stand in the dunk position in the playoffs. But he also has so many skills, it is easy to imagine that he overcomes the psychological barrier and becomes a great player.
However, it is almost certain that this is just something for fans to chew. The Wizards value Westbrook’s leadership and professional ethics, and believe that he is changing the team’s culture and helping to establish winning habits. It seems a bit far-fetched for them to replace a confident person like Westbrook for a timid person like Simmons. [SB Nation]
Another Washington option is more attractive to Philadelphia, but it may be difficult to achieve after Bill almost led the NBA in scoring last year. Nonetheless, the salaries are perfectly matched, and maybe some draft picks can help the trade through.
San Antonio Spurs +400
I guess theoretically, the Spurs and Gregg Popovich would like Simmons’ defense. From the perspective of the salary cap, DeMar DeRozan is the only one who has jumped directly. He is 31 years old, there are many things left in the gas tank, and he may actually work in Philadelphia. DeRozan was selected to the All-Star four times and the NBA Player of the Year twice. Although 76ers fans may feel that there is little change, due to Simmons’ low inventory, this may be a good deal for them. .
Utah Jazz +500
The Jazz do not have a simple offer to consider, but they are definitely interested in combining Rudy Gobert and Simmons to form a defensive giant. In the one-to-one exchange, the first player that came to mind was Mike Conley, but the 32-year-old point guard’s contract is about to expire.His departure will open up some cap space for the Utah team and make it possible to trade fewer contracts, perhaps for Boyan Bogdanovic Or for Jordan Clarkson-but they might pass this better.
Oklahoma City Thunder +550
Now this is an interesting possibility. The Thunder just traded Kemba Walker-his salary is very close to Simmons. If they think Walker’s scoring will put them in the lead and help consolidate the position of point guard, then Walker’s direct trade may work.
However, Oklahoma City is rebuilding, there is some cap space, they may grab a young player in the rookie trade, such as Shay Gilges——Alexander. If it involves first-round draft picks, the Thunder may be willing to make any deal because they continue to try and pursue their own process.
Golden State Warriors +600
The Warriors will not be separated from Klay Thompson or Stephen Curry this offseason, because they should be contenders again in 2022, and the splash brothers are back together and stay healthy. As Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic said, the Golden State Warriors’ options are not very attractive:
But the 76ers can still prepare a good enough package for CJ McCollum. Or Zach LaVine. Or Terry Rozier. Or John Wall. Any one of them, or some other options, may be better than what the Warriors might offer: Wiggins. The 76ers won’t use James Wiseman because Embiid is already in the middle. If the Warriors get the Minnesota draft pick, they are extremely unlikely to give up their pick. Not suitable for Simmons. So at most, only Wiggins and their own lottery picks are left.
Even if Simmons is at the lowest value of his career, the 76ers should be able to get more. [The Athletic]
Los Angeles Lakers +650
It’s no secret that LeBron James and Simmons are very close. They have worked out in Los Angeles throughout the offseason and have the same agency. But the trade with the Lakers is not particularly attractive to the 76ers.
Financially, there is almost no way to make up for the $33 million owed by Simmons during the 2021-22 season-the second in a four-year deal worth $177 million. Los Angeles can pack their offensive scapegoats, the 25-year-old Kyle Kuzma ($13 million for the 2021-22 season), Caldwell-Pop ($12 million) and Montrezl Harrell (if He chose his $9.7 million player option and agreed to trade), plus no. The 22nd overall pick in the upcoming draft (approximately $2.4 million).
They can explore more tricky but feasible sign-and-change options, including Dennis Schroeder (may earn $20-25 million this summer) or Horton-Tucker. Their 20-year restricted free agent can be based on Gill The terms of Gilbert Arenas paid him $9 million for the 2021-22 season, and then made huge payments in the following years. Since both players are free agents, they need to approve to sign and then change.
The Lakers can offer their 2027 first-round picks, second-round picks, and first-round trade swaps in the future to increase transactions. If they need him to match the salary, Marc Gasol is worth $2.7 million. [Clutch Points]
Do you think these sound good?
Cleveland Cavaliers +700
Like the Lakers, the Cavaliers don’t have a great superstar to offer Philadelphia, so if they try to get rid of Simmons, this is really a last resort. This is a potential offer from SB Nation that may play a role in salary:
The best I can offer to Love, Sexton and one or two picks. Simmons’s value has never been so low, so it is wrong to pay more. Simmons is a star talent, worth a bet. But he is not bulletproof. If the Cavaliers can do this, they will face some risks. But it is worth exploring at least, even if I think Simmons’s deal with the Cavaliers is not so realistic. What the Cavaliers can provide is not that the Sixers need to return Simmons to maximize Joel Embiid’s peak form. [SB Nation]
Houston Rockets +1000
Finally, we have another processing team in Houston. The only player that really makes sense is John Wall, who is also making the highest price deal-but if the 76ers can find a way to get Eric Gordon, this may help their shooting even more. The following is a snippet from FanSided’s Rocket blog:
Houston can pack some players and draft picks together to increase the deal with the 76ers. It is wise to include John Wall in the deal with the 76ers forward, because Philadelphia can benefit from his services. Wall still provides excellent playmaking skills like Simmons, but his shooting is much better.
For financial and logistical reasons, the Rockets are likely to have to involve the 30-year-old guard in this transaction. Wall does not meet Houston’s schedule as an organization, and unloading his contract will be a heavy burden on their shoulders. In return, they will inherit Simon’s huge deal, but they still have time to shape him into the player they want. At the age of 24, Simmons’ NBA career has just begun. [Fansided]
The options we explore here are by no means the only options. In this offseason, there are many other teams that may be interested in Simmons. However, sports betting always seems to know something we don’t know. If they know something, then when the 2021-22 season is over, the above-mentioned players are most likely to become the 76ers.
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