While the Philadelphia 76ers have yet to make a move, two of the teams most heavily rumored to be interested in Sixers holdout Ben Simmons just made a move with each other instead.
Jeremy Lamb AND Justin Holiday. After Haliburton dropped a career-high 38 points against the Sixers less than two weeks, I wrote about how Daryl Morey should re-connect with Monte McNair and make Haliburton the guy in a Simmons return package. Haliburton would help you this season infinitely more than a stay-at-home Simmons, and you can make the argument either way as to who another team would prefer later on if the Sixers wanted to trade for an established star. A Simmons move would have accomplished the same thing as far as raising the team’s regular season ceiling with at least the whiff of upside if Ben ever put things together.