When word leaks out that a star player is available for trade, the first offers that usually come in are lowball – other GMs, playing the role of vulture, hoping they can pick off a star for next to nothing from a desperate GM.
Ben Simmons is available in a trade.
One of the first rumors of a trade offer comes from Jason Dumas of Bleacher Report and KRON4 News in the Bay Area.
The Sixers have already fielded offers for Ben Simmons but continue to hold a stance that they will only trade him for an all-star caliber player.
Philadelphia is a title contender, with Joel Embiid playing at an MVP level in the paint and quality role players such as Tobias Harris and Seth Curry around him.
This is just the first raindrops in a storm of Simmons trade rumors we will hear in the run-up to the July 29 NBA Draft.