— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 8, 2021
“The 76ers, I’m told, asked the Trail Blazers for three first-round picks and three draft swaps as part of a potential package, but Portland rejected that proposal,” said Charania.
Simmons is coming off another All-Star season in which he averaged 14.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game. People are still skeptical about his jump shot and work ethic.
The 25-year-old has still not reported to training camp, but recent rumors stated that he could show up in order to receive part of his salary for this season. That would certainly be an interesting twist in the saga.
Time will tell if Simmons ends up playing for the Trail Blazers.