Ben Simmons’ time in Philadelphia has to be coming to an end. The former No. 1 pick of the 76ers could have played his last game for the Philadelphia after a putrid performance in the NBA postseason that contributed to an early exit in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
The Sixers might have had the most disappointing exit from the playoffs this year. They were setup well to contend for a title but had many top players disappear. This includes Simmons and at times, Tobias Harris.
After clinching the top spot in the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia was unable to get to that championship level. This was their best opportunity since becoming a competitive team in the Eastern Conference.
In what could be an entertaining offseason, the saga surrounding Simmons will be highlighted. The Detroit Pistons could be in the mix. They could completely rebuild the backcourt with the addition of Simmons and Cade Cunningham, who is expected to be taken with the first-overall pick in the upcoming 2021 NBA Draft.
The Pistons have shown a desire to get younger and they already have some piece in place with Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart. With Cunningham soon being inserted into the mix, Detroit could pull off a quick turnaround in their rebuilding efforts.
This would be a blockbuster deal and one of the first ones that could be discussed in the offseason. Let’s take a look at a potential deal between the Pistons and Sixers this offseason.