Report: Ben Simmons Garnering Interest, Up To 12 Teams Would Make Offers

After a lackluster performance during this year's playoffs, Sixers All-Star Ben Simmons has found himself at the center of trade rumors. However, he does not appear to have a shortage of suitors, as "there's a lot of interest in Ben Simmons [and] if he was made available on the market today, there would maybe be up to a dozen teams would make offers," according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Windhorst's report is based on talking to executives around the league.

Although there seems to be an ample number of offers for Simmons, should be placed on the trading block, there's no telling the pernicious effect his most recent play will have on his stock. The three-time All-Star shot 34.2% from the free-throw line — which is the worst mark for any player that attempted a minimum of 70 free-throws in NBA playoff history — and refused to shoot a field goal in the fourth quarter of the last four games of their second-round series against the Hawks.

The 76ers will likely be relegated to a position of acquiescence if they elect to trade Simmons. Currently, the most salient deal is one involving the Trailblazers and guard CJ McCollum. Other teams rumored to be in the mix are the Raptors, Timberwolves and guard D'Angelo Russell, as well as the Pacers with Malcolm Brogdon.

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