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New mock trade has Sixers moving Ben Simmons to Blazers in 3-team deal

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The Sixers are looking to move on from Simmons while getting the most value they can in return for a 25-year-old who has made three All-Star games in his career.

A new mock trade from Bleacher Report has the Sixers moving Simmons to the Portland Trail Blazers in a deal that also includes the Indiana Pacers.

The deal is:

  • Sixers get: G/F Caris LeVert, SG Norman Powell, PF Larry Nance Jr.
  • Pacers get: SG C.J. McCollum, F Nassir Little, C Cody Zeller, 2024 first-round pick, 2022 second-round pick
  • Trail Blazers get: Simmons, C Myles Turner, G/F Danny Green

B/R on why the Sixers do this deal:

With the Sixers striking out in their hopes of acquiring an All-Star for Simmons, getting three solid starters/rotation players all under contract for multiple seasons is good value.

This wouldn’t be a terrible deal, but again, the Sixers really want a top 25 player in return for Simmons.

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