They fell at home in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals to the Atlanta Hawks when Ben Simmons came up very small – again. ESPN’s Kendrick Perkins suggested the Sixers send Simmons to the Minnesota Timberwolves:
If I’m the Philadelphia 76ers, you know what’s the right place for Ben Simmons? I’m going to trade him for D’Angelo Russell and Malik Beasley, and I’m sending him to Minnesota where he could be around a guy like Karl-Anthony Towns that loves to stretch the floor and float around the 3-point line. Now Ben Simmons is rolling to the basket and you’re getting the best out of him. Simmons can fit next to Towns and he can be something of a point-forward for Minnesota.