This Hornets-Sixers Trade Lands Ben Simmons In Charlotte

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As the NBA regular season continues to roll on, NBA All-Star Ben Simmons has still not played a game for the Philadelphia 76ers. This was to be expected and it is unlikely that he will. Philadelphia continues to look for a trade for a player they can come in and make an impact right away.

If that is the plan for the Sixers, they could look to the Charlotte Hornets. Charlotte signed Terry Rozier to an extension in the offseason. They also sent Devonte’ Graham to the New Orleans Pelicans in a sign-and-trade deal.

The shuffle in the backcourt was so that the team can continue to build around LaMelo Ball. Charlotte is a team looking to contend for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and could look to add another big name next to their franchise point guard.

Simmons could be that player. He has an interest in playing for a contender and could be a piece that helps the Hornets take the next step. The Sixers are going to be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference without Simmons on the floor.

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They are battling some health and safety issues recently but are off to a strong start to the season. Joel Embiid is going to contend for an MVP this season while Tobias Harris and Seth Curry continue to be big-time contributors.

There is plenty to be optimistic about in both cities and it will be interesting to see if they get together for a trade. If so, this is what that potential deal might look like between the Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Hornets.