The Sixers could well hang onto Simmons, aim to put in the “Right work” with him this summer, and wait to be more active in trade talks next season once they’ve seen if Simmons can make any improvements.
The latest development is that the Minnesota Timberwolves are ready to be active in trade discussions, and as The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski has reported, they’ll be “In on” Simmons and others:
A lot of the discussion from Wolves fans has centered on Ben Simmons.
The Timberwolves pride themselves on getting involved in trade talks, and sources indicate that they will be in on Simmons in addition to a number of other players as they try to vault into playoff contention in the Western Conference.
Dane Moore, who covers the Timberwolves, has also reported that Elton Brand and Minnesota’s president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas had some early discussions about a Simmons trade at the NBA’s draft combine.