Woj: Ben Simmons situation could last until the 2022 NBA Draft
With the NBA Trade Deadline now less than a month away, rumors have been swirling all over the place about the possibility of the Philadelphia 76ers moving Ben Simmons. Obviously.
I get it. That’s probably the least surprising news you’ll read all day. I’ve been all over Ben Simmons trade rumors, which cover a handful of different teams.
The Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Atlanta Hawks have all been involved in recent headlines in regards to acquiring Ben Simmons before the deadline.
Just this morning, I wrote an article about the Atlanta Hawks and possible trade scenarios that would send both Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris to Atlanta.
Those rumors were reported by Brian Windhorst and in the article, I called Windhorst a “known rat” and received push back saying “Drew, you can’t call Brian Windhorst a rat!”
Well, why not?
Windhorst is a known pawn of Klutch Sports and LeBron James and has been his entire career. Now, just hours after that article was published, we have information contradicting his reports about potential trades from Adrian Wojnarowski.
Woj was on ESPN’s NBA Today earlier and stated that “We could be in this situation until the NBA Draft” when talking about The Sixers and Ben Simmons.
Ohhhh okay. So Brian WIndhorst is up to his old Klutch Sports talking points again saying trades are imminent before the deadline when in reality, that is far from the case.
I know I sound bipolar about the entire Ben Simmons situation but how couldn’t you be? This entire shit show has been going on for nearly eight months and we still haven’t heard from Simmons himself.
Reports are flying out of the woodwork from both the 76ers organization and Klutch Sports, all with a specific bias and narrative.
The entire situation is exhausting but at the end of each article, I keep getting pulled back to one specific side of the situation.
The Philadelphia 76ers should simply do nothing with Ben Simmons. It’s definitely a side of the situation that’s filled with pettiness, spite, and honestly, hatred.
I don’t want to do anything that Ben Simmons wants to happen. If he wants out of Philadelphia, which is pretty clear that he does, then he can sit and wait until his contract expires for all I care.
There may not be an ending in the Ben Simmons saga here in Philadelphia anytime soon, but that’s something I’m willing to bare for the greater good.