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As the Philadelphia 76ers explore commerce opportunities for Ben Simmons, the Sacramento Kings reportedly is continually a landing set up of living for the disgruntled three-time All-Star.
Per Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, the Sixers “canvassed the likelihood” of a Simmons-De’Aaron Fox commerce bundle “as recently as about a days ago,” but these talks are ultimate “exploratory due diligence.”
Whereas the Kings are 10 games beneath .500 (17-27) and in 11th space within the Western Convention, there shouldn’t be any indication they’re going to glance to sell forward of the Feb. 10 commerce minimize-off date.
The Athletic’s Sam Amick reported closing week that the Kings’ desire is to obtain round Fox and Tyrese Haliburton, but “their sturdy race for meals to pork up formulation that no participant is off the table through skill talks.”
Haynes notorious Sacramento has got “an abundance of curiosity” in both Fox and Haliburton, however the “interior thought” is to obtain round that duo.
Simmons’ set up of living with the Sixers got right here lend a hand into the highlight this week. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday that Simmons’ agent, Rich Paul, met with 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey and overall manager Elton Label.
In step with Wojnarowski, Simmons “is no nearer to honoring the team’s hopes for a return to the courtroom” this season.
Simmons has yet to appear in a sport as he holds out for a commerce. The Sixers survey an All-Star-caliber participant if they’re going to circulation the 25-three hundred and sixty five days-passe, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Fox hasn’t made an All-Star team, but he may perhaps perhaps well fit the mold of what Morey wants in return for Simmons. The 24-three hundred and sixty five days-passe is averaging 20.9 parts per sport, his third consecutive season above the 20-point heed. He has additionally averaged 6.2 assists per sport with a 45.7 field-goal share in 303 profession games.
Sacramento hasn’t had a winning file or made the playoffs for the reason that 2005-06 season. The team fired Luke Walton as head coach after a 6-11 birth this season. Interim head coach Alvin Gentry has long previous 11-16 since taking on Nov. 21.