There have been plenty of rumors since the final buzzer on June 20.
There is a new trade suggestion – just a suggestion – from Bleacher Report that has the Sixers sending Simmons to the Charlotte Hornets for Gordon Hayward and the No. 11 pick in the 2021 draft:
For Philly this would swap out Simmons for a better fitting Embiid co-star.
Netting the first-round pick-largely accounting for the age gap between Simmons and Hayward – would give president Daryl Morey a potentially critical trade chip to help make this roster championship-ready around Embiid.
On the flip side, moving a young star like Simmons for an older Hayward who has an injury history is a very risky move. The Sixers cannot afford to move Simmons for Hayward considering he only played 52 games in the 2019-20 season, and he only played 44 games for Charlotte.