Philadelphia 76ers are going to trade Ben Simmons for a package that includes an All-Star player. Even though the Sixers seem to be in a difficult position regarding Simmons’ value, they are not willing to trade him for anyone.
According to Sam Amico of HoopsWire, Philadelphia is not interested in Kevin Love, a five-time All-Star, in a potential trade deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Sixers are more willing to include Ricky Rubio in a potential deal for salary purposes, as the Spanish guard has one more year worth a $17.8 million deal.
“Along with that, while most Cavs fans are hoping the Sixers would take Kevin Love … forget about it (for now),” Amico wrote.
“If the Sixers needed a salary to make a Simmons deal work with the Cavs, they would be much more inclined to take back Ricky Rubio‘s expiring $17.8 million deal, sources said.”
Simmons made it clear that he will not attend the Sixers’ training camp, while, Philadelphia is expecting the All-Star guard to start the season with the team.