By Maggie Muller
So, the Sixers trading Ben Simmons has caught the national media attention.
For a piece published by The Athletic on Wednesday, David Aldridge and John Hollinger suggested a swap could occur this summer involving both Dame Lillard and Simmons.
“Lillard to Philadelphia for Simmons is definitely the cleanest in terms of contracts and positions, with Simmons signed for four more seasons at enough money that he can be dealt for Lillard straight up,” Hollinger noted.
Aldridge spoke with an NBA team executive about Simmons potentially joining Portland.
“He (Simmons)’s still really good,” the executive told Aldridge. “But he’s so broken right now, you’re going to get killed if you do that. And, you’re the guy who replaced Dame.”