As the Philadelphia 76ers assess their options this offseason, one intriguing scenario could be the reunion of Chris Paul with his former Clippers head coach, Doc Rivers. But how much would the Sixers have to give up, and what if the Oklahoma City Thunder swung for the fences and asked for Ben Simmons?
There has been some speculation this offseason that perhaps the Sixers may eventually choose between Simmons or Joel Embiid as the center piece to build around.
That may continue until both take the floor together with Rivers as head coach, but Simmons is surely the type of talent the other 29 teams would love to have.
As we examine hypothetical fits for Simmons, the Oklahoma City Thunder are one of a few teams positioned well to strike, should Simmons or another star actually become available. The Thunder possess an enticing mix of young talent and a treasure trove of draft picks, thanks to the Paul George trade.
Let’s take a look at a hypothetical deal that would send Paul to Philadelphia, as the Thunder dip into their assets to try to pry Simmons out out of the City of Brotherly Love.