NBA Rumors: Simmons, Odds, Blazers, Spurs, Sixers, Lowry, Lee

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The Sixers recently got ousted out of the playoffs by the underdog Hawks in seven games, and a lot of the reason why was Ben Simmons‘s performance.

Simmons didn’t crack double-digits in scoring once in the last three games of the series, as the most shots he attempted in any one of those games is six.

Despite that, Sixers GM Daryl Morey says he still believes in the group he currently has, but will look into any moves that will improve their odds next season, according to our own Chris Crouse.

With that being said, the Sixers may look into moving Simmons in an effort to acquire another superstar or quality pieces that can better fit with the tandem of Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris.

The Blazers currently have the best odds to land Simmons in a deal, according to, but what is unknown at this point is would it be to team up with Damian Lillard, or would it help facilitate a deal to put Lillard in a better situation.

The Wizards and Spurs have the second and third-best odds, respectively.

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  • Though the fit might be questionable at best, the Spurs are still apparently interested in Simmons, and as many people around the game of basketball know, the Spurs know how to build a championship team and maximize the talent of their best players. Marilyn Dubinski of Pounding the Rock explores the potential fit of Simmons in San Antonio.

  • Former Spur Bruce Bowen said on ESPN Radio San Antonio AM 1250 that Gregg Popovich would trade anyone on his roster for Simmons. That drew the attention of Dejounte Murray, as he responded with a quote tweet of over 60 laughing emojis (no exaggeration).

  • Courtney Lee refuted a recent report that he retired, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN. Lee says he’s 100% recovered from his offseason calf surgery and hopes to latch onto a team for training camp.

  • ICYMI: Some executives think that the Sixers should’ve been more aggressive in a trade for Kyle Lowry. Our own Crouse has more on that here.

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