Rumor: Hawks offered Cam Reddish and more to the 76ers and Ben Simmons

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A rumor has been circulating on Twitter that Travis Schlenk attempted to acquire Ben Simmons from the Philadelphia 76ers.

For starters, once again, this is just a rumor. I don’t put too much stock into this, and I can’t verify the source. But let’s assume it’s true. I could see the Hawks offering Gallo and Reddish for Simmons, and I think it’s more than fair. I wouldn’t make the deal, but I think it’s fair. However, I would laugh and hang up the phone if Morey thinks that’s what he’s getting for Ben Simmons. Okongwu, Reddish, Hunter, and more is just a ridiculous asking price. I’m not sure if he noticed, but people watched Simmons absolutely flounder in the playoffs. He’s a fool for not taking a Reddish deal if it was offered.

I will say though, the rumor does make a bit of sense. Simmons would fit well in Atlanta, and we know several teams were attempting to acquire him, but Philadelphia’s asking price was astronomical.¬†For now, Reddish is staying in Atlanta, and for that asking price from the 76ers… that isn’t going to change. However, I do expect the Hawks to be involved in most rumors for big name stars that become available moving forward.

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