This Hawks-Sixers Blockbuster Trade Involves Ben Simmons

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The Atlanta Hawks have seemingly taken a step back during the 2021-22 NBA season. Despite having a nearly identical roster to the one that made an Eastern Conference Finals run last season, they find themselves struggling to even get into the play-in race this year.

Trae Young started off the season struggling but has since returned to form. He’s been one of the best players in the league as of late and is close to leading the league in both points and assists. So is it just a matter of the talent around him not being good enough?

On the flip side, the Philadelphia 76ers have a point guard who has yet to play for them this season. They’ve turned things around after a rocky start, but not having one of their All-Stars active has certainly hurt them to some degree.

Ben Simmons is still out due to personal reasons as he continues to deal with his own mental health.

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Whether or not he’d be ready to suit up for another organization is unknown, but at this point, it’s clear that his time playing for the Sixers is over.

Could there be a deal to be done here? Simmons, a Defensive Player of the Year candidate, being shipped off to the Atlanta Hawks, a team that is seriously lacking on the defensive end? What sort of return could the Philadelphia 76ers get?