Sixers Seek The Big Prize For Ben

By now, it’s no secret the Philadelphia 76ers are shopping Ben Simmons around the league. 

Executive president of basketball operations Daryl Morey is reportedly looking for a “massive return” — one that would emulate Houston’s haul for James Harden. 

The Rockets received four rotation players, four first-round picks, and four pick swaps in exchange for the 2018 MVP.

According to Kevin O’Connor, Morey asked the Spurs for four future first-round picks, three pick swaps, and a young player. The Spurs declined.

It’s probably an unrealistic request for a player whose value is at its lowest since being drafted No. 1 overall in 2016. 

Simmons isn’t known for his shooting, but this season his struggles appeared to affect his mentality — he only attempted 4.7 shots in Philadelphia’s final three postseason games.

Some reported that nobody inside the Sixers’ organization has spoken to Simmons since his birthday on July 20, though a close source refuted the report.

His name might just pop up tonight, but it’s likely talks will linger into the summer.