There has been little movement on the Ben Simmons situation, as none of the interested teams are offering an All-Star level player to the Sixers in return, according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report. He adds that many observers believe president of basketball operations Daryl Morey is waiting for Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard to return from the Olympics to see if he makes a trade request.
The Cavaliers, Pacers, Timberwolves, Kings and Raptors have all shown interest in trading for Simmons, sources tell Fischer. Executives from several of those teams said they view him as a play-making forward, rather than a point guard as he has been used in Philadelphia.
Simmons remains under contract for four more seasons, so there’s no urgency for the Sixers to make a move right away. Still, the “overwhelming expectation” across the league is that he will be traded during the offseason after struggling with his shot during the playoffs.
Fischer shares more inside information from around the NBA:
- The Warriors would like to swap their two lottery picks for veteran help, but president of basketball operations Bob Myers isn’t finding many impact players available on the trade market. The Jazz could emerge as a possibility, Fischer adds, as Utah is hoping to shed some salary before re-signing point guard Mike Conley. Joe Ingles might be moved in such a deal, and Bojan Bogdanovic and Royce O’Neale are also possibilities.
- The Kings, who hold the No. 9 pick in Thursday’s draft, may be the highest option for teams hoping to trade into the lottery. Sacramento and the Pelicans, who have the 10th selection, have been active in trade talks involving those picks, sources tell Fischer, as both teams are looking for veterans who will give them a better chance to make the playoffs next season. New Orleans, which is hoping to unload Eric Bledsoe‘s salary, has talked to the Grizzlies about a deal that would send the veteran guard and the No. 10 pick to Memphis in exchange for the 17th choice.
- The Hornets at No. 11 and the Pacers at No. 13 may also make their picks available. Fischer confirms that Indiana has talked to the Rockets about a deal involving Eric Gordon and the 23rd pick, and Myles Turner is believed to be on the trade market as well.
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I would LOVE any of those three jazz players in exchange for a draft pick. They would fit nicely into the Warriors rotation, especially Ingles at 6-9 with handles and a nice 3-point shot.
Only problem what can GSW trade in player’s money to make it work?
New Woj bomb just dropped: GSW are only doing 2 things, trading for Beal, or keeping the picks. No other players are being looked at.
I am hoping against Beal trade since I am not a fan of his offense only play. Beal for Simmons straight up makes the most sense to me but Wizards act like he is a top 5 player.
Its so wild how common it is to hear that Beal’s defense turns GSW from top 5 to unplayable. Its also wild how those same people posit Wiggins as an elite defender, when he was way, way worse at defense than Beal currently is before he joined GSW. Beal has never played with Kerr/Draymond, its literally impossible his game would not improve in the same way Wiggins did, playing in this franchise and not the never-winning Wizards. Beal has a 6’8″ wingspan, his offense more than covers any bad defense, plus there are 4 other elite defenders on court with him, makes no logical sense what youre saying here.
1. beal cost more than Wiggins. Wiseman, and both draft picks too. That is a lot of bench to give up.
2. 4 other elite defenders on the court? Green and who else? Who plays center? Will Thompson be elite when he comes back? Curry is not close to being elite defender. He is average at best.
A lot of bench to give up. Worse, a cargo ship full of future.
Where was this? He didn’t tweet it.
I have draft pick trade proposal to get Royce ONeale 5 weeks ago
All 4 players are perfect fit
7 is sexy and handsome now
We don’t need a Ben Simmons update every 20mins. All the Nba media is doing is piggy backing each other with the same news.
Any two of those three Jazz guys for the 2 picks is exactly what GSW needs.
I don’t see why the 76ers wouldn’t accept Hield, Bagley and this years 1st for Simmons. Hields an instant upgrade at SG, Bagley still has an untapped upside and it’s a decent pick.
That offer is TRASH…
Might just be my opinion. But I prefer Curry to Heild even with the age difference. And to give up an all star you expect at least one back in return or a future AS. The offer is low. Kings have assets. If they really want him they’ll most likely have to use haliburton or a deal including Fox. his value is low right now. But it’s not like he’s a one off AS and going to flop the rest of his career. He’s proved he is a top player even with his flaws. His value is still much higher than people are making out.
Hield can shot but doesn’t offer anything else. Adding him hurts the defense. Bagley is lazy and will never take the next step unless he finds a motor. The 9th pick is useless in a 5 player draft
I think it’s silly to suggest they’re arent potential impact players to be found after the 5th pick. In a draft largely comprised of one and done or guys who skipped college you can find talent that maybe needs a 2 or 3 years to mature. I guy like Jalen Johnson can turn into a 3rd option on a playoff team.
I didn’t say u can’t but the likely hood isn’t worth trading away a 3-time all star. It’s pretty simple to understand if u just look at the 9th pick vs what Simmons has done for his career.
The 9th pick in 2016 draft was Poltl(C Utah). Embiid has a short window. The 9th pick has little value to the sixers in a Simmons trade(unless they can move the pick). Would u trade Simmons for Heild, Bagley and Poltl(I will answer that for u, NO)
Exactly. Simmons isn’t going to SAC unless Haliburton or Fox is coming back in return and that’s not happening. So we can move on from them.
Because that’s a horrible offer. Bagley is a bust, Hield doesn’t give us anything besides bad locker room vibes that Curry doesn’t already do better. So it’s essentially Ben for their 1st. No thanks.
I’d be interested to know what Morey’s deal is exactly—Simmons plus…nothing? Thybulle? Maxey? Picks?
To me, if Beal becomes available, which seems somewhat likely? Then you have to make a godfather offer. Waiting for Dame is great in theory. But Dame is a level up from Beal, and I’m not sure a Simmons-centered offer will be enough.
I’m not breaking the bank for Conley. Jazz are in a tough spot. I’m also not dumping those key role players.
Woj just said GSW are either trading the picks for Beal, or keeping them, no other trades on the table. Wow. Damn.
If you are a GM trying to improve your team are you going to let out to the media what your plans are? Hell to the naw, absolutely not.
We may even be surprised as to what the Warriors pick up. Who even thought about the Jazz package which I think would be amazing. Maybe there’s another team with guys just like that ready to rock and roll with the Warriors?
Woj breaks news quicker than anybody when THEY HAPPEN such as trades Etc. The rumor mill is just that and he does NOT have inside info there. Those are just rumors.
If a Bradley Beal trade happens, fine. But I would say the Warriors are open to a lot of different scenarios. Not just “Bradley Beal or nothing.” That’s ridiculous.
Didn’t Woj claim the warriors were taking Ball last year and also trading the #2 pick. They are guesses and you are correct Meyer never says what he will do. Meyer always tries to cover up what he is thinking of doing.
I agree overall, GSW could get like 20 incredible offers on draft night they cant say no to all of, but its Woj, he’s not “way way off” when he says stuff, he speaks carefully. Everything out of all NBA media, not just GSW’s camp, points to the market lacking the types of players GSW needs. I think Beal is happening, but I wouldnt be shocked (or pressed) about anything that happens. I think they’re going all the way next year with a fully healthy Klay, who will return as if he never left and actually better than ever before, much like Steph was better than ever before last season.
Wiggins and wiseman and #7 for Brogdon and turner and #13. We don’t need another star we need quality role playing vets who can be counted on in the playoffs
AKA the Beal trade is probably a done deal.
Am I the only one a little confused and to why GSW are looking at Beal when they claim Klay will be fit for the new season? I’d be looking at centres or power forwards to improve the team. Their assets should give them a chance at either C Wood or Siakam who I like on the Warriors. Shoe horning Beal Steph and klay in one team seems more hassle.
I think the Warriors are just trying to add an All-Star player regardless of position first. They can move Klay Thompson to the three at 6- 7. Sure a big man All Star would be nice but who’s available? They’ll look but they’ll take a guard if one is available and can’t find a big man All Star.
I’d take Turner over Beal any day. Beal scores. Great. Cut his shots by a third while trying to share the floor and ball with Draymond, Steph and Klay and Beal’s #1 skill is severely diminished. Is he cool with being a 6th man? Running the second unit? Doubt it. Then they will have given up huge value for a one year guy. No f**king thanks.
Myles Turner over Bradley Beal? You probably should have ended that sentence with /s.
Also: how would he be a 6th man? They’d play Steph-Klay-Beal-Dray-Looney to start.
And his scoring would be “diminished”?—so I guess you’d also have argued the Warriors would have been better off pursuing Steven Adams as opposed to Kevin Durant in 2016?
Stick to baseball, Todd.
Yeah, totally. Adams over Durant. What a pathetic straw man.
Beal is a bad fit with this roster. Turner is an excellent fit. Stick to buttholes.
Todd, if my analogy was a straw man, then you’re a scarecrow.
The only thing pathetic I’ve seen in this thread is the suggestion Myles Turner – a “stretch” big man who’s a below average rebounder, 3 point shooter, and post defender – is a more worthy target than Bradley Beal, a legitimate All-NBA, top 20 player in the League. It’s nonsensical.
Nope. What’s nonsensical is what it would take to get a poor fit like Beal. It’s the NBA, not a video game. I’m still laughing that you think Steven Adams and Myles Turner are in any way comparable players, much less Beal and KD. Good lord, at least try.
Nice attempt to put words in my mouth. Unfortunately, I never compared either – I compared the *distance* between Adams and Durant to the *distance* between Turner and Beal, in terms of talent. Details matter.
But your initial comment was dull-witted and your subsequent comments have been equally so.
Also, when it comes to “fit” in the modern NBA, if you have 3 guys who can shoot, pass, and create – as in the case of Curry, Klay, and Beal – it will in all likelihood work and work more efficiently than bypassing talent for position, which is less and less defined each year.
But at this point I think I’ve wasted enough of my time here. Have a nice day.
He’s equating them to the value of Beal. Basic posturing, inflate their value by saying no we’ll keep them.
Sixers if Fox ain’t available, Beal is out of reach and Dame isn’t interested please please please go all in on Zach LaVine. McCollum is below his level and isn’t going to be enough, and we don’t need Siakim.
Zach LaVine and Aminu for Simmons, Curry/Hill, Joe and 2 first round picks.
Then make a big play for Kyle Lowry. We should have just enough cap space with Danny Green likely leaving (15m) George Hills non guaranteed contract (9m) and Mike Scott leaving (5m).
Then with some luck we can pick up some good vets in FA to fill out the roster.
1. Lowry. Milton
2. LaVine. Maxey
3. Thybulle. Reed
4. Harris. Aminu
5. Embiid. Howard
I could see some intriguing trades between Utah and Golden State.
Utah could see Wiggins contract as beneficial as they wouldn’t have to worry about him leaving for a couple years. Perhaps Wiggins, Paschall and the 14th for Favors, Bogdanavich and the 30th along with the Tony Bradley trade Exception. Gives the Warriors a stretch big for offense and Favors for defense and toughness when Green isnt playing. Gives Utah a wing that plays decent D and can score and an option for a small ball 5 that can shoot a little….maybe then they wouldn’t have to resign Conley as Mitchell can play PG.
Makes no sense for the Jazz to trade away core players in an effort to both sign Conley and avoid luxury tax. Either keep the core together and pay the tax, or break it up and avoid the tax.
I could see Hornets looking to move down since they’re looking at bigs.
You’re probably right dxc. The Jazz are on the doorstep of a finals appearance. They’re not going to give away key components of a number one seed team. They’re going to have to spend or look stupid for letting Conly slip away. They’ve got to go for at one time and just open the checkbook up. They are right there there’s no other choice.
I like that type of framework for the Grizzlies if they have their eye on someone at 10. Something like that would be good for both teams.
Niel Olshey would be lucky to land J R Rider and a box of cracker jack. Thats on a good day.
I think the Jazz have played better with a big lineup. Plus, Conley’s hamstring doesn’t seem to heal. I’d rather sign and trade him for a wing who can get his own shot and hold his own on D.
There are good cheaper FA PGs available and I hope one of them is Conley… Given age & injury history, 3/$44 should do it.
They don’t need to trade a wing to get a wing. They don’t even need another Royce-sized wing, just a smaller quicker one who can fill at PG… a GUARD.
Alec Burks spent awhile there, but could not stay healthy until recently… he would be an interesting risk.
Like the T Pups to Trade into top. 20 first round trade Beasley and or Rubio
Why would the grizzlies take on that bad contract to only move up 7 spots? If that is the offer then they should stay pat unless one of the big 5 in the draft falls on draft day. It’s hard to imagine NOLA being able to get Bledsoe off the books without giving a 1st. I’d take him and #10 for the grizzlies 2nd rounder.