There have been numerous teams this summer linked with disgruntled Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons, but the Atlanta Hawks haven’t been one of them. While it seems unlikely they would actually be able to acquire the Aussie, the Hawks could potentially be involved in a three-team trade for the Sixers point-forward. Via The Athletic’s Chris Kirschner:
Let’s say the Timberwolves are the team that ultimately decides to go in for Simmons. They’re probably going to need a third team in the deal to execute it because they don’t have the young prospects that likely will excite the 76ers. That’s where someone like Reddish could come into play and the Hawks end up getting something out of the deal. The Hawks definitely have the prospects and draft capital to get involved in any deal involving Simmons, but it would likely be as the third team instead of the team landing Simmons.
Kirschner firmly believes Minnesota will be the team to actually trade for Simmons, but it seems as the Hawks could get some pieces in a potential blockbuster. Tyrese Maxey is a player Atlanta would probably love to add, but recent rumors say that he’s probably staying in Philly. If the Hawks do have to part ways with Cam Reddish, the team better get solid additions in return because he’s a promising young player.
Ben Simmons alongside Trae Young is unlikely, though. Sorry, Hawks fans.