Over the past few months, no NBA player’s name has popped up in trade rumors more than Ben Simmons‘.
His relationship with the Philadelphia 76ers appeared to be nearing its end earlier this offseason. After a tough close to the 2020-21 season where he struggled in the playoffs, the 76ers reportedly started fielding trade offers.
Just last week, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that one team has been “persistent” in its pursuit of Simmons. The Minnesota Timberwolves have remained in the hunt for Simmons over the past few weeks, according to Woj.
However, the latest reports indicate a trade might not actually be near. According to a new report from Michael KB of CBS Sports, trade talks involving Simmons have “stalled.”
“Ben Simmons trade talks have stalled for the time being, and the Sixers are prepared to have him on the roster at the start of the season, according to a league source,” the report said.
Ben Simmons trade talks have stalled for the time being, and the #Sixers are prepared to have him on the roster at the start of the season, according to a league source.
— Michael K-B (@therealmikekb) August 26, 2021
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering just how much the 76ers are asking for the former No. 1 overall pick. Philadelphia wants a haul for its starting point guard and doesn’t seem to be willing to compromise.
Simmons has four years and $147 million remaining on his deal with the Sixers.
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