The Ben Simmons trade speculation is out in full force after the Philadelphia 76ers’ playoff debacle against the Atlanta Hawks, with Simmons in the middle of it all thanks to his offensive failures. It’s no surprise that BetOnline.ag is already out with Simmons trade odds.
First off, the consensus seems to be that there’s no way Simmons is back with the Sixers next season. These odds have Simmons at -450 to get traded and +275 to stick around in Philly.
If Simmons does indeed get traded, where could he wind up?
The Portland Trail Blazers are the current favorite at +200. A swap involving Blazers guard CJ McCollum is one of the more popular Simmons trade ideas going around, and it makes a bit of sense for both sides. The Sixers would get a guard who can get buckets for himself in the half court, which is something they have lacked in recent years. The Blazers would get a defensive ace to help fix that porous defense, and Simmons could help get Damian Lillard good looks.
Here’s the rest of the odds list for Ben Simmons trades:
- Washington Wizards +300
- San Antonio Spurs +400
- Utah Jazz +500
- Oklahoma City Thunder +550
- Golden State Warriors +600
- Los Angeles Lakers +650
- Cleveland Cavaliers +700
- Houston Rockets +1000
Other teams could get involved as well. Ben Simmons has his flaws, but he’s still just 24 years old with plenty of talent. He’s not as bad as he showed in these playoffs, and a fresh start would do him well. He does have a mammoth contract that could complicate trade talks, but there should be a market for his services.