Philadelphia 76ers president Daryl Morey is actively shopping Ben Simmons, but so far his asking price has been insanely high for a guy the whole basketball world watched disappear in the second round of the playoffs fewer than two months ago.
For reference, the Rockets got three first-round picks and the rights to four pick swaps from Brooklyn, and another first-round pick from Cleveland, in the Harden deal. On Wednesday, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer noted Philly asked the Spurs for four first-round picks, three pick swaps and a young player in exchange for Simmons.
On Thursday, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Morey, in exchange for Simmons, asked the Warriors for four first-round picks, including No. 7 and No. 14 in Thursday night’s draft, plus Andrew Wiggins and last year’s No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman.