Washington Wizards Receive: G/F Ben Simmons, F Isaiah Joe, 2024 First-Round Pick (Lottery Protected)
Philadelphia 76ers Receive: G Bradley Beal
This is one of the simplest, most commonly suggested trades for Ben Simmons that has been brought up. The Philadelphia 76ers would bet a bonafide star to pair alongside Joel Embiid, while the Washington Wizards would get a new young star to build around.
Beal has actually been having somewhat of a down season this year. The superstar is averaging 23.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 30.1 percent from three-point range.
As mentioned, Simmons has yet to appear in a game in a game this season.
However, just last year he was a top candidate for the Defensive Player of the Year award. His talent is undeniable, and if put in the right situation, there’s no reason he couldn’t be a perennial All-Star.
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The Wizards would also be getting a decent young player in Isaiah Joe, as well as a protected first-round pick. Both teams would receive an All-Star-caliber player, the only question is, is this enough for both sides to budge on the situation?
That’s where the question lies. Why would the 76ers take this deal? Why would the Washington Wizards? Would each team be getting enough in return for them to be willing one of the stars of their franchise? Let’s take a look at the 76ers’ perspective first.