By Harvey Hoffman
Here’s some meat for the bare bones of the Sixers prospects of moving Ben Simmons for anything approaching equal value.
Courtesy of the today’s Sacramento Bee:
Sacramento would probably be willing to offer a package that includes Buddy Hield, Marvin Bagley III and one or more future first-round draft picks. One league source recently told The Sacramento Bee the Kings would have to send a minimum of three first-round picks to the 76ers in a trade constructed around Hield and Bagley. Another source said the 76ers wouldn’t be interested unless Fox or Haliburton were included in the trade, but Hield’s elite 3-point shooting and Bagley’s unrealized potential could be appealing if a better deal doesn’t materialize.
Hield, 28, can certainly help the 76ers, who were 23rd in the NBA in 3-point goals and 26th in 3-point attempts last season. Hield is a career 40.6% 3-point shooter who made more 3-pointers over his first five seasons than any player in NBA history.
Bagley, 22, has missed 108 of a possible 226 games due to injuries over his first three seasons, but the former No. 2 draft pick was an All-Rookie First Team selection after averaging 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in 2018-19. With improved health and natural development, he could easily become a player who averages 20 points and 10 rebounds.