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Draft day: Ben Simmons possibly staying put for now? And a blockbuster trade for the 53rd pick!



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Let’s look at a few of today’s storylines including the biggest burning question on everyone’s mind: what will they do with picks 28, 50, and 53, and we’ll even look at the minor story on Ben Simmons trade scenarios for you absolute die-hards. Co/SH95sChKuU

– Daniel Olinger July 29, 2021

Per Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice a couple of days ago, the Sixers are open to trading their 28th overall pick.

Remember when former team President Bryan Colangelo traded a future first and an early second to move up to pick 25 to select Sixers’ legend Anzejs Pasecniks in 2017? The Orlando end of that deal could be a possibility tonight as well.

The ultimate scenario is you get a guy everybody loves, so that you can either play him during the playoffs, or wield his trade value down the road.

Minor updates Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

And now that we’ve covered the blockbuster news relating to the 53rd pick, there’s also the smaller issue of what happens with Ben Simmons.

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