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PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 10: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on from the bench against the Charlotte Hornets in the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on November 10, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Hornets 114-106. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Sixers and Ben Simmons are involved in an UGLY divorce. The 3 time All-Star has yet to report, and seems to be willing to give up a lot of money until he is traded out of town. We have heard that the Sixers price for Simmons is steep, but Shams Charania from the Athletic has released what the Sixers asking price was in trade talks with the Portland Trailblazers.

  1. THREE 1st round picks
  2. THREE pick swaps

Portland is one of many teams interested in Simmons, but it is interesting that Shams didnt mention that CJ McCollum wasnt included. It doesnt mean he wasnt asked for because Shams used the caveat “in a trade package.” The money would have to match and CJ McCollum would make sense, but the Sixers could also include a 3 team trade to make the cash work if Portland, for whatever reason, wouldnt want to include McCollum.

We will keep you posted on SIMMONS WATCH! WITH BRIAN FANTANA!