The Sixers still have to figure out what to do with 25-year old 3-time All-Star Ben Simmons.
Per David Aldridge of The Athletic, the Sixers have been asking for a lot in any potential deal for Simmons. Aldridge reports:
Multiple league sources maintain that Philly’s asking price for Ben Simmons on the eve of free agency remains sky-high. Aldridge added in his report:
As our Rich Hoffman and Derek Bodner wrote Monday morning, over-the-cap teams would have to send out at least $26.4 million in salaries to Philly in order to be able to legally absorb Simmons’ $33 million for 2021-22 under the terms of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.