WOULD SIXERS DUMP SIMMONS TO HATED CELTS FOR JAYLEN BROWN?

By Teddy Brenner

The Sixers are off to a great start — 8-2 with the Knicks at the Wells tonight.

Which proves that Philly is better off without overpaid, overrated Ben Simmons, who has demanded a trade.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania just reported this sugar plum:

The Boston Celtics have engaged in conversations with the 76ers revolving around Simmons and expressed interest in the 6-foot-11 guard, sources tell The Athletic.

Talks have been fluid with no traction as of yet, those sources say. Any potential Simmons deal with the Celtics would have to include All-Star forward Jaylen Brown, an ascending talent who is in the midst of another career season, averaging 25.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

The Celtics are off to a 4-6 start, winning two recent games against Miami and Orlando before losing to Dallas Saturday night.

President of basketball operations Brad Stevens admitted to NBC Sports Boston that the organization is “going to find out” if it has the right group of players.

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