The Pacers appear to have been winning integers as candidates for Ben Simmons. Despite not being one of the teams that sounded the most at the beginning, many of the other applicants have been falling because they did not have players that piqued the interest of the 76ers, something that Indiana does.
A few days ago Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst, journalists from ESPN, they were singled out as one of the covered for the trade, and now it is Jordan Schultz who has claimed that both Caris LeVert and Malcolm Brogdon arouse the interest of the 76ers. In addition, he points out that the Pacers have control of all their draft rounds, something that could become relevant in order to close the possible trade.
By characteristics, both players seem to fit what Philadelphia wants in their backcourt. Both are men who can generate with the ball and score from the outside, something that seems essential in the search for a new partner for Joel Embiid. In particular, the point guard comes from a very high level last season, in which he has averaged 21.2 points and has shown that, at 28 years old, he continues to have the ability to improve.
Another issue is whether the Pacers are truly willing to ditch two of their best players. LeVert’s physical problems, which have already made him miss several games and could prevent him from reaching the start of the season, may make it easier for them to get rid of him in search of a quality leap, but it is not clear that in Philadelphia they will to settle only with the arrival of the escort. At the moment there is some interest and at the theoretical and salary level things could fit, but there is still a long way to go so that this movement can end up taking place.
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