Nobody in the East is more stacked with talent than Philly. Between their past draft selections and recent deadline moves, they are primed to make a significant run in the postseason this April.
Ben Simmons is still a huge part of who they are and, despite his shooting struggles, looks to be one of the most promising young players in the league.
Although nobody expects him to leave the Sixers any time in the near future, John Wilmes of Deadspin reminded us that anything is possible for Simmons, who is represented by the famous Klutch Sports group.
“How long Simmons will stay in Philadelphia is a question that promises to become more pressing by the summer of 2020, if not sooner. As recent developments with client Anthony Davis have shown, Klutch is an unusually bold agency, and one that shares James’s outlook when it comes to clients knowing their worth and demanding to be paid accordingly. That spirit was clearly evident in Simmons’ distaste for the NCAA, and sitcom aside, it’s worth wondering whether Simmons’ family plan is any less instrumental or goal-oriented where Philadelphia is concerned.”
We've seen players associated with Klutch make significant moves in the past. Most recently Anthony Davis, who signed with the agency and then requested a trade to the Lakers just months after.
If Ben Simmons desires a change of scenery, Klutch Sports would be the group to get it done for him. The players understand as much.
For now, Simmons will continue to focus on the 76ers and their run to the top of the East. But with his partnership with Klutch Sports looming, it's forcing some to question if Philadelphia is really a part of his long-term plans.