– NBC Sports Philadelphia January 20, 2022
1) Morey said “It’s less likely than likely” Simmons gets traded before Feb. 10 deadline.
“Hopefully I’m wrong. It won’t be for lack of trying. We have a whole team of front office [people], it’s all we do. We have no other job that matters. It’s all we’re working on The reason I say less likely is it takes two or three to tango and trades are not easy to construct in this league. There’s a lot of risk aversion. There’s a lot of decision makers that need to be hurdled. It’s very complex to put a deal together and that always makes it less likely than likely to get a deal done.”
2) This will likely end up a three-team or more trade than straight swap, and Sacramento could be involved. Are there just trade deals with the Kings? Probably not.
“I do think with how great Joel is, our line has moved down a little bit because Joel has lifted us into contention by his sheer will of greatness this year, that does push the number of deals that we would do more likely, if that makes any sense.