By Jerry Wein
The 76ers are looking like a title contender as is, and Ben Simmons is playing like the best defender in the NBA.
So, the Simmons-for-Bradley Beal (Wizards) fake trade that many thought might be in the works after the Simmons-for-James Harden deal fell through probably isn’t going to happen.
On a smaller scale, however, the team needs some more floor spacers and three-point shooters (they rank third-last in three-point attempts and makes) to give Simmons and Joel Embiid more space to operate.
A JJ Redick (Pelicans) reunion would be optimal.