NBA kans: Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers onder die gunstelinge om Ben Simmons te land

Dinsdag, Adrian Wojnarowski van ESPN het berig dat Simmons nie van plan is om in die oefenkamp op te daag of 'n ander wedstryd vir die Sixers te speel nie.

Nou verskuif die fokus na die uitval. As (wanneer) Simmons word verhandel, where will he go?

Simmons has reportedly said he wants to playanywherebut Philadelphia next season, so let’s take a look at some of the potential landing spots.

FOX Bet has posted the odds for the 25-year-old’s next team, en die Sacramento Kings come in as the +200 favorites to land the All-Star.

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Die Portland Trail Blazers (+350) en Minnesota Timberwolves (+400) are the two other teams with less than 5-1 odds to land Simmons.

Rounding out the top five are the San Antonio Spurs en Golden State Warriors by +600 en +650, onderskeidelik.

Ben Simmons says he’ll ‘never play’ for the 76ers again. What are Philadelphia’s options?

Op papier, die 2021 runner-up Defensive Player of the Year had a good season, despite his playoff shortcomings. Simmons finished the season averaging 14 punte, seven rebounds, 6.9 assists and a combined 2.2 steals/ blocks per game.

But for the third time in four years, the 76ersseason ended in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The icing on the cake was Simmons’ Spel 7 optrede, in which he finished with just five points.

Couple that with the fact that he finished the playoffs an abysmal 25-for-73 from the free-throw line and a clean break might just be best for all parties involved. A restart ofThe Process,” so to speak.

The Sixers are in win-now mode with MVP candidate Joel Embiid, so keep an eye on teams that can provide Philadelphia with pieces that will be able to contribute right away, and into the future.

The Simmons drama will be one of the biggest storylines to keep an eye on as training camps fire up because the pieces involved in a trade this big will certainly shift the paradigm of the League.

With the NBA season tipping-off in less than a month, let the games begin!

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