It’s getting close to Christmas and the Philadelphia 76ers still haven’t moved NBA All-Star Ben Simmons despite his continued absence from the team.
It’s clear the 76ers have lofty aspirations when it comes to the potential return they seek in a trade involving Simmons. Rightfully so, considering he’s their only other All-Star aside from Joel Embiid and the team is limited on assets to acquire another standout.
Whether it’s Damian Lillard, James Harden, Bradley Beal, or even Jaylen Brown, the 76ers are not currently facing a situation where what they seek is available on the NBA trade block.
The 76ers are running into the risk of ‘wasting’ one of Joel Embiid’s prime years if they do not move on from Simmons before the NBA trade deadline comes and goes.
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One team that could benefit from trying to make a big move is the Dallas Mavericks, who sought to add a secondary ball handler to pair with Luka Doncic in the offseason but those efforts came up empty.
Let’s take a look at a three-team NBA trade scenario centered around Ben Simmons that involves the Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, and Philadelphia 76ers.