The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers could have the NBA closing-market bombshell: Simmons for Harden. The two players do not have good times with their teams and could change the air in an operation between superstars.
By Facundo Di Bona (@facudibona).
Next February 10 the NBA market closes (with bombshell)and there are some great stars about whom doubts fall and one of them is Ben Simmons.
The base is still in the Philadelphia 76ers, but he has not played any game this season and ended up being questioned in the previous one, when he was little less than responsible for the elimination of the team in the playoffs and said that he would not play with the franchise again.
Until now it has been impossible to transfer a player who declared himself in absentia and who is losing a large amount of money in fines for not attending training sessions and matches.
Ben Simmons ?? pic.twitter.com/b58StDUWWt
— 50 Nuances ??? (@50NuancesDeNBA) January 17, 2022
The Sixers do not want to sell off a player who looks like an All Star and the problem lies in their high demands for a transfer: they want a big star in exchange and an operation of such weight may not be carried out until the summer.
According to journalist Shams Charania, from The Athletic, the Philadelphia 76ers would be willing to wait to make a transfer with Simmons if it is with James Harden, who ends his contract in the summer, but has a player option with the Nets for 47.3 million dollars. for the next season.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 24, 2022
La Barba has hinted on several occasions that he will continue with the Brooklyn Nets, but he has already rejected at least one extension offer from the franchise and, beyond being well positioned in the NBA standings, he does not spend his best days in Manhattan.
The general manager of the Sixers is Daryl Morey, with whom Harden coincided in the Rockets and for the manager he is a fetish player on whom he built a team that changed the NBA game with his massive use of the triple.
James Harden really is fed up with Kyrie Irving like the reports said
The Nets are in trouble pic.twitter.com/MngrLDvHXM
— Kess Express (@RealCodyMallory) January 22, 2022
When the star left the Houston Rockets, there was already speculation about a possible arrival in Philadelphia to meet again with Morey.
Harden is one of the most coveted names for which the Sixers would trade Simmons and his more than 110 million dollars to collect until 2025.
3 years ago today, JAMES HARDEN dropped 36 & 9 in a half vs the Knicks! He finished with 61 & 15 & averaged 52 PTS over a span of 5 games ?
61 PTS (22/25 FT)
37 PTS (7/8 FT)
48 PTS (12/15 FT)
58 PTS (21/23 FT)
57 PTS (17/18 FT)pic.twitter.com/MJTMh18mvS
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) January 23, 2022
Also on the list are Damian Lillard, star of the disappointing Portland Trail Blazers, and Bradley Beal, leader of the Washington Wizards.
If any of these operations can be carried out, either before the market closes or in the summer, it would be one of the bombings of the NBA.
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