Where Will Ben Simmons Be Traded?

Ben Simmons

The narrative of Ben Simmons being a jumpsuit away from greatness has been also the narrative for blame whenever the
 Philadelphia 76ers’ loses in the playoffs.

The team's recent playoff exit courtesy of the Atlanta Hawks has brought about talks again of Simmons' future with the Sixers. He was supposed to be the final piece of "The Process," but now, his lack of modern-day arsenal has made him more of a liability.

Simmons and Joel Embiid were supposed to be the deadly duo that brings the luster back to Philly.

Will Simmons be traded?

Simmons does have positive assets such as his passing and defense. Even his offensive skills aren't bad for as long as he doesn't do jump shots.

Defenses have been daring him to shoot and are successful in doing so. It has made the offensive-heavy Hawks look like the best defensive team in the NBA.

Simmons can't shoot 30% from the three-point line. He shot 34.2% from the line, the worst free throw percentage in a playoff run in NBA history (minimum 70 attempts). For comparison, Shaquille O’Neal, widely considered the worst free throw shooter of all time, made the playoffs 17 times and was never below 40% from the line.

It may be time for the 76ers to trade Ben Simmons because if they don’t, they may never claim an NBA title. Here are three Simmons trades the 76ers could make this offseason. Trade Machine via ESPN

Ben Simons to the Portland Trailblazers for CJ McCollum

Why Philadelphia Does This Trade:

They get a floor spacer who can account for 20+ points a game.

McCollum is a versatile guard that should play well off of Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris.

They get rid of Simmons.

Why Portland Does This Trade:

Simmons takes some of the playmaking duties off of Damian Lillard.

Simmons pairs well with Robert Covington and should help a lackluster Portland defense.

The Trailblazers show it is dedicated to winning to make Damian Lillard happy.

Golden State sends Andrew Wiggins, Kelly Oubre Jr. And A 2022 Second Round Pick
to Philadelphia for Ben Simmons And Danny Green

Why Philadelphia Does This Trade:

Wiggins and Oubre both help space the floor.

Wiggins and Oubre help provide depth for Philly.

Why Golden State Does This Trade:

Simmons can stay inside the paint as Steph Curry and Klay Thompson hang behind the three-point line.

Simmons helps Golden State get some size and form a strong frontcourt with second overall pick in the 2020 draft, James Wiseman.

Simmons can take some of the playmaking duties off of Curry and allow him to do what he does best: score.

Washington sends Bradley Beal And Davis Bertans to Philadelphia for Ben Simmons, Tyrese Maxey, Danny Green, 2021 And 2022 First Round Picks

Why Philadelphia Does This Trade:

Bradley Beal is a certified superstar and will complete a Big 3 of Joel Embiid, Bradley Beal and Tobias Harris for Philly.

Bertans gives the 76ers depth and a shooter off the bench.

Why Washington Does This Trade:

The Wizards don’t risk Bradley Beal leaving for free agency after next season.

Washington frees up frontcourt space for Rui Hachimura and Deni Avdija by trading away a bad contract in Davis Bertans.

Washington gets a nice, young shooting guard in Tyrese Maxey who showed flashes this past season.