Minnesota remains interested in trading for Simmons, who wants to leave Philadelphia.
And why shouldn’t the Timberwolves try to trade for Simmons? He’s a talented young player who’s locked into a long-term contract and would fit well with Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards.
Minnesota would have to be active to make a Simmons trade happen without including Towns, Edwards or Russell.
But – if not surrendering Russell – Minnesota faces more roster hurdles with a Simmons trade than just a few weeks ago.