As the 76ers and Ben Simmons continue their standoff, focus has turned to Simmons’ mental health – not a trade.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
The New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers are among the teams interested in Simmons, sources said, although it’s unclear how much traction Philadelphia truly has on any move.
With a vaccine mandate in New York, the Knicks must also consider Simmons’ vaccination status. What team likes Westbrook enough to surrender enough assets that’d satisfy Philadelphia into trading Simmons? And why wouldn’t that team just trade for Simmons itself?