At his peak, Ben Simmons was a DPOY candidate and All-Star who was elite at slashing and playmaking. However, this season, Simmons has looked like a shell of his former self in his games for the Nets thus far.
When he first made his trade request from the Philadelphia 76ers, there was a lot of trade interest surrounding Ben Simmons. At one point, it was reported that 10 different teams were vying for Ben Simmons' services.
However, due to his poor play, it seems as though Ben Simmons' trade value dropped. NBA insider Jake Fischer has recently claimed that Ben Simmons has "no trade value" and that interest in acquiring the forward has "dissipated."
I don’t think he’s got any real trade value. I was talking to the team who has designs to rebuild Monday night when I was at Barclays Center. And like I asked that question, and I was told pretty point blank like that they would have been interested in him before the season started and 7-8 games later now that interest has dissipated.