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New trade suggestion has Sixers moving star Ben Simmons to Hornets

USA Today


Article Summary:

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.

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