The Philadelphia 76ers are going to look a lot different during the 2021-22 NBA season than they did after the 2020-21 season. The second-round elimination at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks could very well be the end of ‘The Process’ in Philadelphia.
Ben Simmons’s struggles offensive were once again front and center. His reluctance and sometimes flat-out refusal to shoot the ball was just too much for Philadelphia to overcome. Now, the relationship between Simmons and some within the organization seems irreparable.
Well, that is certainly one way to end a working relationship. If that didn’t make things clear enough, Joel Embiid has been trying to reach him but Simmons is not returning his calls either.
As it is noted, Simmons has his eyes on the Golden State Warriors, but the 76ers are unlikely to give him something that he wants with how he has handled things since the end of the season. But, despite his shortcomings, there will undoubtedly be teams interested in acquiring him.
Could one of those teams be the Washington Wizards? After trading Russell Westbrook this offseason and committing to Bradley Beal, the organization could make a swing for the fences on a deal to acquire the multi-time All-Star from the 76ers. This will be something to monitor in trade rumors as the 2021-22 NBA season approaches.
Spencer Dinwiddie was signed in free agency, but the team would be hard-pressed to pass up on a player of Simmons’ caliber.
What could a deal between the Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers look like? Let’s break it down here.