Reports reveal that the Philadelphia 76ers will only give up Ben Simmons if the Sacramento Kings offer a trade package that includes De’Aaron Fox or Tyrese Haliburton. The Kings, understandably, will not budge, even for a Ben Simmons trade.
They both deem Fox and Haliburton as important pieces to their future. Any basketball expert would not disagree with the Kings’ stance. But at the same time, maybe it’s time for the organization to get a little risky by letting one of these players go in exchange for Simmons?
The organization seems to be pleased with their rather safe measures in building a competitive roster. They do not have a penchant for engaging in blockbuster deals that would shake up the entire roster. From the looks of it, they are looking to fortify their squad from the draft and through free-agent signings from year to year.
Its line of front office executives are not like Masai Ujiri of the Toronto Raptors who literally risked it all to get Kawhi Leonard. Nor are they Los Angeles Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka who gave up a hoard of young guns for Anthony Davis.