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Report: There’s a “very good chance” Sixers trade first-round pick in 2021 NBA Draft



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Regardless of what lies ahead for the young All-Star, the Sixers could be active on draft day with their first-round pick, No. 28.

Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice has written a report full of insight on what the Sixers’ thoughts are as the draft approaches, which I recommend you read to get all of the details.

Beyond just draft talk, Neubeck made it clear that the Sixers are maintaining a high asking price for Ben Simmons and won’t rush to make a trade if the right offer isn’t there:

They are not coming to the table at all if the offer doesn’t reflect his status as an ultra-productive, multiple-time All-Star, and the team believes internally they can fix at least some of his on-court issues in the event that he remains a core piece…

Internally, team sources view a lot of the reported offers floated around the league as transparent attempts to lower Simmons’ trade value below where it actually is.

The Sixers have to make the very most of their chance to improve through a Ben Simmons trade.

Even if nothing too drastic happens on/around draft night it sounds like there’s a strong chance we see the Sixers trade their pick for some veteran help or for additional assets to use in a larger deal moving forward.

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