As the February 10 trade deadline in the NBA approaches, the Philadelphia 76ers appear to be in the midst of many rumors due to their unique situation with star guard Ben Simmons.
The 25-year-old three-time all-star requested a trade in late August after a tough playoff outing where he struggled from the free throw line and received a ton of criticism. He has yet to play a game for the Sixers 39 games in the season and it doesn’t look like he will at any time in the near future.
However, the Sixers want to either hang on to him or trade him for one of the top 25 players. If they can’t get a Top 25 player, it’s believed they could move Tobias Harris as well and try to free up space to tackle James Harden in the offseason.
However, it appears to be somewhat impossible to move the two players considering they collectively earn $ 72 million. The Sixers are expected to take back $ 56 million in wages.
Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma was quite confused when he saw the report on Twitter because it’s hard to move that kind of salary.
How the heck you pack 80ms 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/b6JSM2KIut
– kuz (@kylekuzma) January 11, 2022
The Sixers seem unlikely to move a guy like Harris at the moment. He’s good for team chemistry, has become a leader in the locker room and is still someone who plays a big role in this team from the offensive end. One thing is certain over the next two weeks is that there will be a lot of rumors.
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