The future of Ben Simmons with the Philadelphia 76ers is one of the biggest topics right now. The former Rookie of the Year has spent his entire career with the Sixers. But he has failed to help the organization win a trophy.
Moreover, Simmons has struggled to bring his regular-season form to the postseason. As a result, he has been the victim of a lot of backlash from 76ers' fans. Well, the 2021-22 NBA season will begin in less than two months and as of now, Simmons has refused to stay in contact with the organization.
It leads to just one conclusion, that the 25-year-old is on his way to leaving the team. The franchise shouldn't have a hard time finding a home for him if it weren't for an underwhelming postseason performance from Simmons last year. Adding to that, the inability to consistently make three-pointers doesn't help his case at all.
Despite the obvious red flags, it was reported that Philly wanted a James Harden-like trade for their young star. The only issue is Simmons is not on the same level as Harden, at least for now.
NBA analyst Jordan Schultz recently reported that he has heard that Ben is about to get traded, but is not sure when.
"We're back to Ben Simmons," said Schultz. "Now, I don't think it's [the trade] going to happen tonight. I've been told around the league that Ben Simmons will get traded. But Philadelphia, Daryl Morey specifically feels like, 'Let's let his stock come back to earth a little bit.' It dipped so much, it plummeted during the playoffs."
Schultz further talked about what the Dallas Mavericks might expect from Simmons if he gets traded there. "He's still a very good player, a very young player. But if you are Dallas, you don't need to play Simmons in the same role. He can play off the ball as well as a cutter. And then also alleviate some of Luka's [Doncic] ball-handling responsibilities."
If Simmons gets traded to the Mavericks, it will give birth to another super team in the league. While it won't be on par with the likes of the Lakers or the Nets, it will still improve Dallas' chances of winning a ring.