Toronto Raptors are among the teams interested in acquiring Ben Simmons via trade. Toronto would like to add the All-Star forward as they are trying to re-calibrate their roster for the 2021-22 season.
According to Matt Moore of Action Network, there have been close talks between the Sixers and the Raptors over Ben Simmons. However, those discussions haven’t been ‘substantial’ as of now.
“Multiple sources confirmed Sunday that the Toronto Raptors have emerged as a team with ‘significant’ interest in Simmons. One source close to talks said discussions have not been substantial as of yet.
Multiple sources including those close to talks said a proposed framework including Raptors guards Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby and the 4th overall pick in Thursday’s draft for Simmons was rejected by Toronto.”
The Raptors are not ready to give up their core for Simmons, who had a really disappointing run during the 2021 postseason with the Philadelphia 76ers.
His struggles at the offensive end played a huge part in the Philadelphia 76ers’ exit in the second round, and that seems to be the reason Philadelphia is looking to move on from their All-Star forward.