As the offseason rolls on, Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers continue to be one of the biggest storylines in the NBA. There is no way Simmons can return to Philadelphia after the performance he put on in the postseason. This means the Sixers will have to find a trade partner and get back a return for their one-time franchise point guard.
Philadelphia climbed to the top of the Eastern Conference this year. They entered the postseason as the No. 1 seed but did not make it out of the second round. The 76ers were eliminated in seven games by the Atlanta Hawks.
Simmons did not help on the offensive end of the floor and attempted just three shots in the fourth quarter of all seven games combined. Simmons has been featured in many trade rumors, and the 76ers can finally send him away and completely around Joel Embiid.
An interesting trade partner to keep an eye on is the Indiana Pacers. They have been a busy team in the trade market, and that can continue moving forward.
The Pacers missed out on the postseason in the Eastern Conference this year. This was a bit of a surprise considering the type of team they have been for close to a decade. It is a bit of a transition. For Indiana, we could see some changes being made soon enough.
There will likely be plenty of teams interested in Simmons once he has been made available. Philadelphia will have plenty of deals to choose from and this one from the Indiana Pacers could be near the top of the list.