Ben Simmons
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The future of Ben Simmons remains unclear as the trade deadline is getting closer. The 25-year-old point guard has not played a single game this season for the Philadelphia 76ers, but the team still wants to have his back in the lineup.

At the same time, the Sixers are unwilling to lower the asking price for Simmons with multiple teams showing interesting in adding the Australian. A recent report suggests that Philadelphia requires a trade package that includes ‘an established All-Star.’

The New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Atlanta Hawks emerged as those that could make offers to Philadelphia.

Via Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated:

“The Sixers’ messaging on Simmons, both publicly and privately, is that they want Simmons back in the lineup. And they have conveyed to teams that they aren’t lowering the asking price for Simmons, sources familiar with the Sixers told Sports Illustrated, continuing to insist any package includes an established All-Star.”