The 76ers spent the summer shopping Ben Simmons for only the most monstrous of returns. The 76ers could trade Simmons at a more advantageous time. Simmons is a highly productive player, and the 76ers still have the asset – wherever that leads. Who knows exactly what the 76ers could have gotten for Simmons over the summer, let alone what they’ll eventually get? But, especially as they waste time in limbo as the season begins, it’s getting harder to believe they’ll come out ahead.
Offseason grade: D