Toronto Raptors Receive: G/F Ben Simmons, G Shake Milton, PHI 2024 1st Round Pick (Swap, More Favorable to TOR)
Philadelphia 76ers Receive: F Pascal Siakam, TOR 2022 1st Round Pick (Top-10 Protected), TOR 2023 2nd Round Pick
It seems like every single day this offseason there is new news on Ben Simmons and where he could potentially end up, but Pascal Siakam has been no stranger to headlines this offseason either.
Siakam was involved heavily in some trade rumors near the NBA Draft this year and there was heavy speculation that the Toronto Raptors would deal him for a ton of future assets.
This did not happen, even though the Kings were “highly interested” in adding the 27-year-old forward. However, Toronto could be willing to move on from Siakam if they can get a decent return, especially since they just drafted Scottie Barnes 4th overall in the draft and since they have OG Anunoby as well.
Toronto is definitely interested in the idea of adding Ben Simmons, which is why they could possibly work out a swap of Siakam for Simmons.
It is unknown what this trade could look like and who would hold more value in terms of Siakam vs. Simmons, but seeing as the Philadelphia 76ers are the ones wanting to move their All-Star, Toronto could actually end up getting a solid deal.
Shake Milton is a really solid complementary piece to get back in a deal with Ben Simmons and Toronto would also end up with a first-round pick swap in 2024. As for Philadelphia, they would be getting the All-Star they want in return for Simmons in Pascal Siakam, as well as some draft compensation in 2022 and 2023.
The Philadelphia 76ers may ultimately want some more value for Ben Simmons since he is an All-NBA performer, but in the end, Toronto may not be willing to give up more than Siakam, forcing the 76ers to make a decision on this deal rather quickly.
There is definitely value to be had on both sides of this trade and seeing as the Philadelphia 76ers want to contend for a title, adding Pascal Siakam could very well end up being their best path to potentially reaching the NBA Finals if they were to move Ben Simmons. With this said, let’s take a look at if this trade makes sense for both teams.