Ben Simmons Was Almost Dealt to Houston

The news dropped this weekend that the Philadelphia 76ers were willing to deal Ben Simmons to the Houston Rockets for James Harden. Simmons even heard from his agent about preparing himself to be dealt. 

Sure enough, Harden went to the Nets and Simmons stays in Philly. One NBA executive thinks the 76ers messed up by not trading Simmons and missing out on having Harden on their squad:

The point-forward is now under the spotlight as the 76ers fan base is watching James Harden dominant for Brooklyn, meanwhile this was the type of performance Simmons was putting up against the Memphis Grizzlies: