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Simmons trade speculation heats up
The Sixers hope to trade Ben Simmons tonight. The asking price remains the same. The relationship seems to be over. It's not a matter of if anymore, but when.Sixers insisting on quite the haul in exchange. The Spurs supposedly turned down the hefty ask already.
"The Sixers are asking for a Harden-esque type package of an all star player, draft picks, and pick swaps for Ben Simmons"
ESPN Sources: Sixers continue to canvass the league for Ben Simmons trades — armed with a steep asking price. Simmons and his agent, Klutch CEO Rich Paul, are in step with a move elsewhere. Draft night is always an ideal vehicle for a deal, but talks could continue into summer.O'Connor
Spurs turned down a Sixers offer that would have sent them Simmons. Philly wanted back four first round picks, three first round pick swaps, and a young player in return.The Athletic:
The Cavs, among other teams, explored a potential Ben Simmons trade with the Sixers, sources tell @talkhoops. However, the asking price wasn’t something Cleveland would consider.