The Philadelphia 76ers have made it clear that they will not trade NBA All-Star Ben Simmons unless they get the right return. It seems predictable that many teams will be interested in Simmons but it is unknown if they will want to move the package that the Sixers are looking for. This is a chance for rebuilding teams to add a future piece in the Minnesota Timberwolves could be first in line.
Minnesota continues to be a team linked to Simmons early on this season. They are expected to be one of the worst teams in the Western Conference once again but the addition of Simmons could give them another centerpiece player to build around.
Karl-Anthony Towns remains in Minnesota along with Anthony Edwards, who is expected to take a huge step in his second season. This leaves perimeter threats like D’Angelo Russell and Malik Beasley as trade pieces moving forward.
As for the Sixers, they intend to be one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference with or without Simmons. This is likely if Joel Embiid puts up another MVP-caliber season.
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The front office has put plenty of perimeter threats along with him being in the rotation and this has turned the Sixers into legitimate contenders. Now, the ongoing storyline of Simmons could finally come to an end if they get the right return.
Minnesota has some big names they would be able to package together in a deal. Here is what it might look like to land Simmons alongside Towns in Minnesota prior to the NBA trade deadline.