Simmons "Would Have No Problem going to Sacramento": Report


As the Indiana and Minnesota Ben Simmons trade rumors continue to circulate, some sources are saying that it is the Sacramento Kings who not only could make the best offer, but would have "no problem" getting Simmons to report. 

As noted by Basketball Hall of Fame award journalist David Aldridge, the Kings "can make a better offer to Philly for Simmons than either Indy or Minnesota," and it starts with their core of young talented point guards. 

Yes, we've heard noise out of Sacramento that De'Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton are "untouchable", but, as Aldridge notes, Simmons is "the kind of talent the Kings would never have a chance of getting in free agency," so perhaps they still might be tempted. 

The Kings can also offer sublime shooter Buddy Hield  (whom they were a heartbeat away from trading to the Lakers this summer), with a career 40% mark from beyond the arc, and 86.3% from the line. And while his defense is subpar (to say the least), playing alongside the defensive chops of Danny Green and, of course, Joel Embiid could help hide that deficiency, as Aldridge points out. 

And of course, the final elixir in a deal of this type of construct, is that sources tell D.A. that Simmons "would have no problem going to Sacramento, so strong is his desire to get out of Philadelphia."

Unfortunately, according to fellow Athletic NBA insider Sam Amick, the Kings haven't revisited a Simmons trade possibility since speaking with Philly back in the summer. Sources tell him that Sacramento's new front office wants to see just what they've got with the current mix. 

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