ESPN’s NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a Woj (Cherry) bomb Friday night when he, along with ESPNs Zach Lowe, reported that talks surrounding Ben Simmons are heating up. The reason for this is next Wednesday is the day where players who signed contracts in the summer can be dealt.
ESPN reporting with @ZachLowe_NBA: Philadelphia's trade conversations on Ben Simmons gathering momentum in recent days. More teams engaged, more two and three-way deal structure talks ongoing as 76ers try to land a Top 25 player for Simmons.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 10, 2021
If the Sixers wanted to make a move right now they only have about 65% of the leagues players to chose from. Wednesday that number jumps to 84%.
but if you’re someone who wants Trailblazers star Damian Lillard, don’t hold your breath. The Trailblazers have made it clear that they aren’t moving him. And Lillard has made it clear that he doesn’t want to be moved
The Portland Trail Blazers have made clear to the 76ers that All-NBA guard Damian Lillard is not available to be discussed in trade talks and franchise has no interest in moving him, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 10, 2021
Buckle up. Next week could be interesting!