As the 76ers continue to search for new equipment for him, it appears Ben Simmons has been choosing favorite destinations. And it is that the player, who had already expressed his desire to be transferred to a Western Conference team, would be interested in joining the Sacramento Kings, as reported by David Aldridge, a journalist from The Athletic. They have already tried to seize the Australian’s services, but their reluctance to include De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton in their offers has brought negotiations to a standstill.
However, while the demands of Philadelphia were greater a few months ago, the passage of time and the way the situation has escalated make a movement imaginable in which they receive names of less weight. Aldridge himself comments on the possibility of a transfer that includes Buddy Hield and Davion Mitchell, which would give Doc Rivers’ men a good shot, albeit in low hours, and a promising one. rookie with great virtues in defense.
For Sacramento, the arrival of Simmons could provide the necessary boost to make the leap they have been seeking for years. After several seasons falling off the hook early from the race for the playoffs or the play-in, a player like Ben would help them grow, especially in defense, where they came from being the worst team in the NBA last year.
Still, it’s not clear that the 76ers are going to get into any trade so easily. On the one hand, the imminent start of the season and the situation of the player are reasons to act with some haste, but according to Sam Amick, also a journalist from The Athletic, the Pennsylvanians are waiting, with more faith than real motives, to be able to get hold of a superstar who asks for the transfer when the time comes. In this sense, it is the names of Damian Lillard and Bradley Beal that fit the most, but for now both are out of the equation.
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