By Jerry Wein
The Sixers are still trying to dump Ben Simmons, who is piling up fines because he hasn’t shown up for training camp and exo games, and the Athletic’s David Aldridge reported this morsel citing a league source:
“I’ve written this on Simmons to Sac before, and the rationale still holds. Simmons is an elite defensive player. He’s an elite passer. He has four years left on his deal. (He would have no problem going to Sacramento, I’m told, so strong is his desire to get out of Philadelphia,” Aldridge wrote.
Sam Amick, another of The Athletic’s NBA insiders and a Sacramento resident, countered that the Kings want to see what their current core can do in the early part of the season.
“Sources tell me the Kings have been determined to see what this current group looks like early on this regular season and haven’t revisited the Simmons situation since the two teams spoke months ago,” Amick wrote.