This Kings-Sixers Trade Is Centered Around De’Aaron Fox

Kings, De'Aaron Fox, Myles Turner, NBA Rumors
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Philadelphia 76ers Receive:G De’Aaron Fox, G Buddy Hield, 2022 First-Round Pick
Sacramento Kings Receive: F/G Ben Simmons, G Danny Green

The Ben Simmons saga finally comes to an end with this deal. The Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76er hammer out a deal that works for both sides.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors are two teams reportedly pursuing Simmons still. But, the offers haven’t appealed to the 76ers just yet. As a result, the Kings swoop in and get the deal done.

The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly looking for an All-Star caliber player in return for Simmons and in this deal, they accomplish that goal. De’Aaron Fox is one of the many up-and-coming young point guards in the league and is a solid centerpiece.

Buddy Hield has been on the Kings’ trade block a while. He was close to being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason before they pivoted to a deal with the Washington Wizards for Russell Westbrook. He gets the fresh start he needs as well.

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A 2022 first-round pick goes back to Philadelphia and that could be a very attractive asset. The Kings, even with Simmons and Danny Green, could still be lottery-bound in the difficult Western Conference.

Let’s take a look at why each team would do this trade, starting with the Philadelphia 76ers.

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