The Ben Simmons saga remains at large as the Sixers have reportedly discussed a blockbuster trade with the Atlanta Hawks that would send John Collins to Philadelphia in the deal.
“The 76ers and Hawks briefly kicked around a trade of Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris for John Collins, Bogdan Bogdanovic, and Danilo Gallinari,” Michael Scotto of HoopsHype reported Wednesday.
It’s worth noting that the Hawks aren’t alone as the Kings and Hornets are also among the teams that have shown recent interest in Simmons. The Sixers would want a Sacramento package that includes Tyrese Haliburton and multiple first-round picks (we detailed why the Kings are Daryl Morey’s best bet).
The Hornets have inquired about trading for the Philadelphia star, according to Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic. It’s not clear what Charlotte’s offer is at this time, though one thing for sure is that LaMelo Ball isn’t on the table.
From Atlanta though, Philadelphia would want John Collins and multiple first-rounders. In both cases, they’d want to also move on from Tobias Harris‘ contract as part of the deal, but the Hawks are reportedly uninterested in Harris, leading to a stall in discussions.
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