Ben Simmons has been linked with an exit from the Philadelphia 76ers all season, with most people viewing Ben Simmons getting traded as only a matter of time. There are plenty of potential destinations for a player like Simmons, as he is a high-level facilitator and defender.
It seems as though one of those teams could be the Cleveland Cavaliers. Adrian Wojnarowski recently claimed that the Cavaliers could be a team to watch for Ben Simmons. Ky Carlin of Philly Voice relayed Wojnarowski's words.
COVID issues in the league has cooled a lot of the trade talk around the league, but as players start to get back, teams get their rosters back, you know Ben Simmons in Philadelphia, I think you’ll see the Sixers start to reengage teams. Certainly he is no closer to agreeing to come back to play with the Sixers this season and they don’t have any real traction on a trade yet. Trade deadline is February 10 and you can expect teams who’ve been engaged with Philly previously Indiana, Sacramento, Minnesota among them but but here’s an interesting thing to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers who before they went on this really incredible start to the season had been engaged with Philly on Simmons. They’ve got some really intriguing assets either in a straight deal with Philly or perhaps a three or four team deal and we reported earlier J.B. Bickerstaff agreed to a new extension today through ’26-’27, but this is a team in Cleveland that’s just a game out of third place.
Ben Simmons has not yet suited up for the 76ers this season. Hopefully, we see him end up playing happen wherever he may end up. He deserves a fresh start. There is no doubt that teams should still trade for Ben Simmons, as despite his poor playoff series against the Hawks, he's still a talented basketball player.
The Philadelphia 76ers will likely benefit from a Ben Simmons trade, as they'll likely get some talented players in return to bolster their roster, and they are currently the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference. Perhaps we'll see even more trade buzz show up for Ben Simmons closer to the trade deadline.