This Hornets-Sixers trade gives Ben Simmons a fresh start

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The NBA Finals are now in the books which means teams gonna start to set their sights on the offseason. For the Philadelphia 76ers, this could meet sending away a player that was want to view as one of their cornerstones. Ben Simmons could be one of the biggest storylines this offseason and it is going to take place very soon.

It was a disappointing finished the season for the 76ers. They clinch the top spot in the Eastern Conference but were unable advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. They ran into the Atlanta Hawks in the second round and were eliminated in seven games, including a game-seven loss on their home for.

Many members of the 76ers disappeared when the lights got brighter and Simmons was one of them. He took his inability to score to the next level by completely disappearing in the fourth quarter of the series. That’s why he has found himself in no shortage of trade rumors around the NBA.

This is where Philadelphia could look to improve at the top of the offense. The Charlotte Hornets are an interesting thing to keep an eye on given their depth in the backcourt.

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LaMelo Ball burst onto the scene as a rookie and looked like a player who is going to be good for a long time. He joined Devonte’ Graham and Terry Rozier at a loaded guard position for the Hornets. They could be looking to improve at the center spot but there are other options on the table that they could explore.

This is a chance for Philadelphia to unload Simmons and get back a replacement at the top of the offense. Let’s take a closer look at what this trade might look like between these two sides in the offseason.