Rumor: Minnesota Timberwolves in lead for Ben Simmons
We have a bit more information into the Ben Simmons saga with training camp just a few weeks away. According to Jon Krawczynski, the Minnesota Timberwolves are in a stronger position to land Ben Simmons than they were a few weeks ago. Recently Krawczynski spoke on his podcast about the ongoing situation and dropped a few tidbits about negotiations.
According to Krawczynski, Minnesota is the leading team, but the Toronto Raptors are also in the mix. While no talks are imminent, it looks like a trade will happen around the start of training camp. Looking at the offers, Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns are off the table, while the two main offers are D’Angelo Russell, or Malik Beasley, Jaden McDaniels, and draft picks.
Both of these offers are not that good, with several of the other interested teams likely having better packages they could send the 76ers. The news given isn’t much but confirms a good amount of what many already expected.
Ben Simmons has already made it clear he is willing to be fined for sitting out training camp and will not play another minute in Philadelphia following his trade demand last week. Some of the other teams interested include the Cleveland Cavaliers alongside the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors, who both reportedly have dropped out of talks.
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