Therefore, the Sixers have been linked to many hypothetical trades and rumors that included Simmons. As Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee began poking around and asking league executives and agents what it would take for a team like the Kings to acquire the Sixers’ All-Star, somebody suggested the 76ers might actually prefer dishing out Tobias Harris instead.
“One league source felt Simmons was a”pipe dream” for Sacramento, saying the 76ers would want Hield, Bagley and a minimum of three future first-round draft picks, including the No. 9 pick in this year’s draft. The source felt there was a better chance of an alternate deal involving 76ers forward Tobias Harris, suggesting Philadelphia might prefer to move Harris to clear salary cap space. Moving him isn’t an impossible scenario, but the Sixers are likely focused on finding a deal that will involve Simmons – not Tobias Harris.