Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons became “slightly joyful to no longer be traded” in a deal for 2018 NBA MVP James Harden, Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reports.
Harden, who spent more than eight seasons with the Houston Rockets, became traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a four-team blockbuster deal. The Sixers, who employed former Rockets favorite supervisor Daryl Morey to be their president of basketball operations in November, have been tied to Harden in alternate rumors for months.
In spite of all the pieces, when trading for a megastar cherish Harden, there’s an expectation that the team sending away their marquee player will procure one in return. As a results of this rationale and Simmons’ questionable on-court docket match with All-Superstar heart Joel Embiid, his name has usually cropped up in conversations surrounding Harden.
Thankfully for Simmons, Morey has been distinct to create a team around both him and Embiid, including perimeter shooters to the roster for the duration of the offseason to balance out Simmons’ struggling jump shot.
With Harden now becoming a member of forces with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn, there’s tranquil an different that Simmons will doubtless be serious about alternate rumors that involve The Beard; it’s correct kind the character of the commercial.
Nonetheless, for no longer decrease than a temporary duration, Simmons can preserve his mind off of hypothetical trades fascinating him. In conjunction with his team sitting at 8-4 and off to some of the actual starts within the NBA, the Sixers can preserve their focal point on their fresh core too.