Ben Simmons ’games have officially started, but the Sixers’ struggling star isn’t going anywhere right now.
According to KRON4 news, The 76ers rejected the Pacers’ offer of trade. According to reports, the sale would have sent the selection to the first round – probably the 13th in this year’s call-up and Malcolm Brogdon to replace Philmelphon Simmons.
Trade rumors surrounding the 24-year-old have been circulating around the league since Simmons’ agent and Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul met the 76-year-old’s rice at the NBA Combine to discuss trade opportunities.
However, it may be difficult for the 76ers to get the right trade for the first overall pick of 2016. After a terrible season, Simmons ’sales value fell to its lowest level.
This season, Simmons has hit just 34.2% of his shots from the penalty area. He now holds the record for most free throws in a playoff for a player with 70 attempts in NBA history. Simmons also upset his team by scoring just five points in a crucial defeat in Game 7 from the Hawks.
But head coach Doc Rivers wants Simmons in Philadelphia for a long time, and he plans to play the game so he can dampen the noise.
“I still trust Ben a lot,” Rivers said. “But there is work to be done. There. And Ben is ready to do it, and that’s the main thing. Sometimes you have to look at things to see it and be honest about it. ”
At the same time, Brogdon is making great strides for the Pacers and has been an integral part of Indiana’s success since his acquisition from the Bucks in 2019. The second-round pick of 2016, the same project – Simmons, averaged career-high points (21.2) and rebounds (5.3), averaging 5.9 passes per game this season.
Throughout his career, Brogdon has averaged 15.1 points and 4.7 assists, while hitting 38.6% from the 3-point line. A five-year veterinary police general from Virginia, a sharp shooter and a staunch defender. He would have been a great fit for Philadelphia.
It’s not the only team vying for the Triple Stars service. According to reports, the Timberwolves want Simmons “bad”. The 76ers may also consider adding him to a potential trade deal for disgruntled Damian Lillard. Call.