While reports hinted that Simmons would like to land somewhere out in California, the veteran guard is now reportedly willing to work anywhere but Philadelphia next season.
For starters, the Sixers want an All-Star in return for Simmons. A Cavaliers insider recently reported that the Sixers would be more interested in another veteran with no All-Star appearances instead.
“While most Cavs fans are hoping the Sixers would take Kevin Love forget about it,” writes Sam Amico of HoopsWire. “If the Sixers needed a salary to make a Simmons deal work with the Cavs, they would be much more inclined to take back Ricky Rubio’s expiring $17.8 million deal, sources said.”
Rubio, a former fifth-overall pick, who was traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves back in early August, is expected to suit up for the Cavaliers next season.