Right now, talks about moving Ben Simmons have been ongoing in the Philadelphia 76ers’ front office, yet no moves have been made. Plenty of trade offers have come in and they have sent out a handful of offers involving Simmons as well, but the Sixers have been unable to find the right trade for themselves involving the 3x NBA All-Star. 

Drafted 1st overall in 2016, Ben Simmons entered the league with a lot of potential to be a two-way star and he has proven to be this kind of player, averaging 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 1.7 steals, and shooting 56% from the floor in four full seasons.

However, after the 76ers’ recent loss in the playoffs to the Atlanta Hawks, Simmons has been taking a lot of the blame because of his poor offensive showings and below 35% free-throw shooting. 

In August, KRON4 News’ Jason Dumas reported that Ben Simmons seems to be frustrated with his current situation in Philadelphia and has cut off communication with everyone in the organization, including the likes of Joel Embiid, with everything going through his agent, Rich Paul. 

This whole saga between Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers seems like a giant game of “cat and mouse” right now, but Philly still remains interested in moving the All-Star 7-footer if they can get a solid return for him. Plenty of teams have been interested in Ben Simmons, but could the Toronto Raptors be a team that offers up the best trade package for him? 

After losing Kyle Lowry in the offseason, it seems like the Toronto Raptors could potentially take a step back in terms of rebuilding, but they do have a lot of other talents on their roster led by both Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam. Toronto has a lot of trade assets to offer up, which is why they could make a strong push for Ben Simmons before the start of the season.

Toronto Raptors Receive: G/F Ben Simmons, G Shake Milton, PHI 2024 1st Round Pick (Swap, More Favorable to TOR)

Philadelphia 76ers Receive: F Pascal Siakam, TOR 2022 1st Round Pick (Top-10 Protected), TOR 2023 2nd Round Pick

It seems like every single day this offseason there is new news on Ben Simmons and where he could potentially end up, but Pascal Siakam has been no stranger to headlines this offseason either.

Siakam was involved heavily in some trade rumors near the NBA Draft this year and there was heavy speculation that the Toronto Raptors would deal him for a ton of future assets.