Ben Simmons cuts off contact with Sixers, wants trade to Warriors
Did you have a Ben Simmons-Warriors marriage happening this offseason? According to a report, the Sixers star has cut off all communication with Philadelphia, only going through his agent, making a push to play for Golden State.
It’s worth noting, as the report does, that Simmons has absolutely zero leverage. So a Ben Simmons trade to the Bay seems … unlikely.
Source: Ben Simmons has cut off communication with basically everyone in the Sixers organization. Everything is going thru his agent, Rich Paul. Ben is open to going to the GSWs though he doesn’t have much leverage in the situation.
— Jason Dumas (@JDumasReports) August 5, 2021
Obviously, this story is still developing and lord knows how true any of this. Everyone on the mean streets of Twitter knows the rules: Unless Woj or Shams tweets it, it’s only a rumor. That’s not to call into question Dumas’ reporting or anything.
Nevertheless, this continues the Sixers drama. Even if a Ben Simmons-Warriors connection is what he prefers, this seems really unrealistic, especially given the players Golden State has (or does not have) to offer.
Given how early this story is, we’re updating this post in a bit of live fashion, but trying to make sure as much information gets out to you — the reader — as quickly as possible.
Since the situation is so fluid, though, and the Sixers are currently playing mum is the word, all rumors and reporting on the alleged Ben Simmons-Warriors connection has yet to unfold in any meaningful way. ClutchPoints will do its best to keep you updated as more information rises to the surface.
Anyway, what are your thoughts on a Ben Simmons trade to the Warriors? What should the Sixers expect back?