76ers reportedly turned down an offer from Indiana for Ben Simmons
It looks like Ben Simmons will not be a Hoosier this upcoming season. According to Jason Dumas, the 76ers have declined an offer from the Indiana Pacers for Ben Simmons, which included Malcolm Brogdon and a first-round pick. Dumas is one of the more reliable reporters in Philadelphia, being the first to report the 76ers interest in George Hill, among other things.
Daryl Morey is making it very clear here that he will not undersell Ben Simmons for the sake of trading him. If you cannot receive an All-Star player in return, a trade shouldn’t be made. Kevin O’Connor reported the other day that the 76ers are hoping for a chance to land Damian Lillard should he become available.
Brogdon isn’t a bad player, but if Indiana wants Ben, a lot more will need to be included. It’s tough to gauge what would be a fair return with TJ Warren missing a majority of the past season. Regardless, the 76ers should have their sights on Damian Lillard until it is definite that the star won’t be leaving Portland.
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