All indications suggest that the Sixers’ top priority in the commercial market is Damien lillard, writes Kyle Neubeck of The Philly Voice. Trade for Lillard would solve many of Philadelphia’s problems, giving them a dynamic rating threat and a more balanced partner for Joel Embiid, who just signed a four-year super-max extension.
So what is a Lillard-for-Ben simmons the case looks like? Neubeck thinks it would take Simmons, Tyrese Maxey, and several first-round players to trade for Lillard if the point guard requests a trade.
It should be noted that no deal is likely to happen ahead of the season with talks around the league indicating that Lillard is content to give a new coach. Chauncey Billups and the Blazers a chance to see how things go ahead of the season.
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