The Philadelphia 76ers are still looking to end the Ben Simmons saga whether via him taking the court for the Sixers or accommodating his trade request so everybody can move on from the drama.
The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor has come up with a trade suggestion that would swap McCollum for Simmons as Portland needs more size and the Sixers need more scoring:
To me, the big move is blatantly obvious. Keep in mind that in October The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the Sixers asked the Blazers for McCollum, three firsts and three first-round pick swaps. The Blazers are a mess on defense, and Simmons would immediately help in that regard while McCollum would be a big help to a Sixers team that is in serious need of an offensive playmaker and scorer.