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We recently talked about the potential of a Ben Simmons-Warriors trade with Nathan Beighle, the site expert of Blue Man Hoop, who joined us on The Sixer Sense Podcast. We talked about potential “starting points,” and whether Golden State has what it truly takes to acquire the All-Star point guard.
Now, Beighle has pitched three potential Simmons-Warriors trades over at BMH. I highly recommend you give his article a look. Meanwhile, we will respond, grading each of his proposals and making a counteroffer. My colleague Lucas Johnson has recently done similar articles with Sacramento and Charlotte, which you can read here and here, respectively.
This article will focus on Philadelphia’s perspective, and whether the trades make sense for the Sixers.
Sixers: Grading potential Ben Simmons to Warriors trade No. 3
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As Beighle mentions — both in his article, and in our conversation on the podcast — talks probably have to start with Jonathan Kuminga, the seventh overall pick in July’s NBA Draft. He is the most valuable player on Golden State’s roster outside the “big 3” of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, none of whom are going to be included in a Simmons trade.
This trade is probably a non-starter for the fanbase and the Sixers’ front office. Andrew Wiggins has two years and roughly $65 million…