The reported consensus expectation within the NBA: The 76ers will likely trade Ben Simmons before the trade deadline.
The kind of players available to them in a Ben Simmons trade – a Harrison Barnes in Sacramento, Domantas Sabonis Indiana, and, listen, John Collins in Atlanta – that’s not going to move the needle at this point for Ben Simmons.
Some teams have even described the Sixers’ asking price for a Simmons’ deal as growing in price – not declining, sources told ESPN.
It’s difficult to confirm no teams are progressing on a Simmons trade.
The 76ers have demanded a star in exchange for Simmons and so far not gotten that offer.