Sixers Rumors: Simmons, Trades, Maxey, Rotation

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Despite the Sixers’ efforts, Ben Simmons is unlikely to report to Philadelphia’s training camp, longtime NBA journalist Marc Stein hears.

The Sixers have had trade discussions with several teams about Simmons, though they haven’t found a favorable deal. Philly reportedly has eyes for 5-to-10 players leaguewide as trade targets, though none of their preferred fits are apparently available at this time.

NBA Media Day, which kicks off training camp for the Sixers and other teams around the league, is Monday, September 28.

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  • The Rockets are reportedly making a push to trade for Simmons prior to the start of training camp. Such a deal is rumored to involve John Wall heading to the Sixers, though any star-studded trade between the two teams is unlikely at this time.

  • Rich Hofmann of The Athletic examines what Doc Rivers’ Simmons-less rotation would look like and contends that Tyrese MaxeyShake Milton, and Furkan Korkmaz would see the biggest boost in minutes should the former No. 1 pick sit on the sidelines.

  • Kyle Nuebeck of the Philly Voice wonders if Tyrese Maxey should be inserted into the starting lineup. Playing Maxey alongside the other starters may give Philadelphia a better chance once the postseason rolls around.

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