Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Philadelphia 76ers

Report: 76ers targeting Western Conference for potential trade partners for Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons 76ers
Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers reportedly are targeting Western Conference teams as potential trade partners for All-Star guard Ben Simmons.

Simmons has made it clear that he doesn’t want to play for the Sixers or with Joel Embiid again, but Philadelphia has not been able to trade the disgruntled star yet.

It makes sense that the Sixers wouldn’t want to trade Simmons within the Eastern Conference, as they are trying to make it to the NBA Finals this season.

Having to face Simmons on another Eastern Conference team could make things tougher for the Sixers this coming season.

Philadelphia finished with the No. 1 seed in the East last season, but it was eliminated by the Atlanta Hawks in seven games in the second round of the playoffs.

Simmons struggled in the series, as he averaged just 9.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 8.6 assists per game while shooting 60.0 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from the charity stripe.

Simmons is a great passer and defender, but he lacks scoring aggressiveness and outside shooting.

Philadelphia may try to hold onto Simmons until it finds a deal that it deems worthy of moving the three-time All-Star.


Memphis Grizzlies

One of the best young players in the NBA at the moment is, without a doubt, Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant. Morant, who plays...


According to a Thursday report, the NBA will retire the No. 6 jersey to honor the life and legacy of the late, great Bill...

Chicago Bulls

In the upcoming 2022 EuroBasket tournament that will take place next month, Chicago Bulls veteran point guard Goran Dragic will get to play with...

Golden State Warriors

One NBA executive thinks that the Orlando Magic could make an effort to sign Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole if he becomes a...