76ers are looking for a ‘Hardenesque’ package for Ben Simmons

76ers are looking for a ‘Hardenesque’ package for Ben Simmons

The problem is that teams are trading for a basic level of production, theyre trading for Ben Simmons particularly. And keeping Simmons runs the risk of more problems and his worth getting depressed even further. All that is to say, Simmons is a valuable property but the 76ers most likely arent getting four first-round choices from anybody for him.

ESPNs Adrian Wojnarowski stated on The Jump the other day that the 76ers were seeking a “Hardenesque” return for Ben Simmons and kid, he wasnt joking.
Can the Philadelphia 76ers really get 4 first-round draft choices for Ben Simmons?
Finding out Simmons value in future draft choices is a murky procedure, as I checked out earlier today. Simmons present level of production would be a strong return on a No. 1 choice and, in a vacuum, his present and future worth are likely equal to the generic value of numerous first-round picks (although possibly not 4 of them).
The problem is that groups are trading for a general level of production, theyre trading for Ben Simmons particularly. Hes an elite and flexible defender and a special passer and developer who likewise does not shoot outside the paint and appeared afraid to even shoot in the paint in the greatest moments of Philadelphias playoff run. He could absolutely make almost any group in the NBA much better and definitely lift a mid-tier group towards much better playoff position. The concern is whether he really raise a teams playoff ceiling provided his extremely recognizable and extremely particular shortcomings.
Theres also the matter of utilize. The 76ers have actually said theyre willing to hold onto him but every group saw how last season ended for Philadelphia and understands that they would probably prefer to proceed. And keeping Simmons runs the risk of more problems and his value getting depressed even further. All that is to say, Simmons is a valuable possession but the 76ers probably arent getting four first-round picks from anyone for him.

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The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly open up to trading Ben Simmons. However their asking rate is sky high, verging on the absurd.
If you thought the 76ers sounded delusional requesting Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby and the No. 4 pick from the Raptors in exchange for Ben Simmons, wait till you get a load of this. According to The Ringers Kevin OConnor, Daryl Morey requested for 4 first-round picks, 3 pick swaps and a young gamer for Simmons in negotiations with the San Antonio Spurs.