This Kings-Nets Trade Sends Ben Simmons To Sacramento

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Was the trade for former NBA All-Star Ben Simmons wrong for the Brooklyn Nets to make?

That is still up in the air since he has not stepped on the floor yet. Simmons missed the duration of the regular season and was unable to return during the playoffs.

There were rumors that Simmons was going to make his return in game five, but the Nets suffered a first-round sweep at the hands of the Boston Celtics.

Initially, the Simmons deal that landed James Harden in Philadelphia looks like a win for both sides. Harden essentially gave up on the Nets while Simmons was not going to play for the Sixers anymore. It looks like Philadelphia is winning the deal since Simmons has been a complete no-show.

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This is not a good look, given the fact that the last time we saw Simmons, he was underperforming for Philadelphia in the playoffs. His jump shot has gone completely missing, and he looked unable to put the ball in the basket.

Paired with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, Simmons was supposed to bring a defensive punch and another big weapon. So far, the Nets are looking for more depth and balance on both ends.

If Brooklyn is willing to admit that this trade was a loss, they could look to move Simmons this offseason.

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The Sacramento Kings have been reshaping their franchise a bit, given that they have been rebuilding for close to two decades. De’Aaron Fox is still at the top of the offense, and the franchise acquired Domantas Sabonis at the trade deadline.

Now, there might be another big-name star that could come to town and give the Kings a very interesting big three. Let’s look at a hypothetical NBA trade scenario that would send Ben Simmons to Sac-Town.