Adding a player of Ben Simmons caliber would be a major upgrade and provide some needed star power for that franchise.
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.
– Jason Dumas July 2, 2021
Malcolm Brogdon Contract
Money is a critical component of a Ben Simmons trade, which means the Malcolm Brogdon contract was key in Indiana’s offer. The money needed to make a Simmons trade work is there for Indiana, and Brogdon would be making almost $10 million less than what the Sixers are paying Simmons.