NBA 2021 Trade Rumors, Ben Simmons Update, Latest Gossip, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, John Wall, Trades, Training Camp Deadline
Ben Simmons’ business saga took another turn after reports revealed that the Houston Rockets were “seriously interested” in acquiring the Australian before training camp began.
NBA teams are expected to begin training camps early next week ahead of the new season starting a few weeks later.
Simmons’ management has apparently made it clear in Philadelphia that he will not be attending the team’s camp as he seeks to close a trade after becoming public enemy number one after the dismal Sixers playoffs at the end. from last season.
According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, this remains the case.
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The Sixers were also keen to trade him in, but put a King’s Ransom on Simmons, brushing off any potential interest and leaving them to face the prospect of trying to get him back into the squad.
However, information emerged last week that John Wall may be on the verge of leaving Houston and Simmons now wants to replace him.
NBA reporter Evan Dammarell has revealed that Houston plans to have his team set up in time for camp, which means any trade for Simmons, with Wall going the other way, is expected to take place next week.
âAfter talking to some people over the weekend, it looks like the Houston Rockets are seriously interested in acquiring 76ers forward Ben Simmons before training camp begins,â he tweeted.
“Things are still flowing, but John Wall is reportedly heading to Philadelphia as part of a possible trade, the sources say.”
However, the trade doesn’t match given that Wall earns over $ 44 million (USD) per season, which means the Sixers would also need to bring in a player like Simmons’ Aussie Matisse Thybulle to do the math. are working, according to reports. .