76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey said the team will not trade Ben Simmons amid growing links to Rockets star James Harden. There have reportedly been talks between the Rockets and 76ers, with Houston eyeing two-time All-Star Simmons as part of any potential deal.
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But Morey, the former Rockets general manager, insisted the 76ers have no plans to part with Simmons as Philadelphia continues to build around the Australian and Joel Embiid.
“We are not trading Ben Simmons – he is an important part of our future,” Morey, who spent 13 years in Houston before leaving at the end of 2019-20, told The Athletic.