76ers star Ben Simmons’ trade destination odds, revealed
A recent report suggested that Ben Simmons’ preference for a trade would be going from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Golden State Warriors. The problem is, even if the Sixers do end up trading Simmons elsewhere, he has very little, if any leverage in the situation.
Odds have now been released, via Betonline.ag on where the all-star for the 76ers will end up, if he’s traded.
The Portland Trail Blazers top the list with (+150) odds. The link to the two makes sense as Philly has grown beyond frustrated with Simmons and he has apparently cut off communication with them as well. It would make sense for the Blazers to add the 76ers guard/forward as they try to find a mix-and-match lineup that finally finds success in the postseason and keeps Damian Lillard happy. In any trade where the Blazers were to acquire Simmons, one would imagine that CJ McCollum and picks would be heading back to Philly.
Rounding out the top 3 are the Toronto Raptors (+250) and the Warriors (+300). Toronto would be interesting as they just lost Kyle Lowry to Miami and didn’t draft point guard Jalen Suggs with the No. 4 overall pick like many suspected they would. They still have Fred VanVleet at point guard but pairing him with Simmons could form a nice duo. The Warriors check in with the third best odds and they have plenty of young talent to try and wheel and deal if they wanted to entertain the idea.
The trade talk is always fun to discuss but in this case the first order of business is the 76ers deciding whether or not they will trade Simmons or not. Him cutting off communication with the team seems to make his side of things very clear.