In a recent report from Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, nine teams were listed as actively pursuing Simmons – with trade talks expected to heat up around December, when recently signed free agents are first eligible to be moved.
Could the Rockets and Sixers actually end up being Ben Simmons trade partners?
The appeal is pretty simple. While the optics of trading Harden to the recently resigned Morey no doubt played a role in Houston’s decision, the Rockets have taken picks over Simmons once before. Not many young players of Simmons’ caliber become so readily available.