76ers reportedly having ‘ongoing’ talks with Pistons a few Ben Simmons commerce
The Philadelphia 76ers are “engaged in ongoing discussions” with the Detroit Pistons a few potential commerce that might ship level guard Ben Simmons to the Motor Metropolis, in keeping with Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Earlier Thursday, The Athletic reported that the 76ers have an inventory of 30 NBA gamers they’d be keen to just accept in a commerce involving Simmons. What makes the Pistons a peculiar commerce vacation spot for Simmons is the dearth of star energy on one of many NBA’s worst rosters.
In keeping with Pompey, the commerce talks with Detroit have centered round Jerami Grant, a ahead who spent the primary three seasons of his profession with the 76ers. Grant signed a three-year, $60 million contract with the Pistons in November 2020 and completed his first season with the group with a career-best 22.3 factors per recreation. By the primary 13 video games of the 2021-22 season, Grant is averaging 18 factors per recreation.
The 76ers want to purchase Grant together with “one other ahead, a younger participant and a draft choose” from the Pistons, in keeping with Pompey. Nonetheless, he additionally notes one other supply stated the group needs a “extra high-profile participant” than Grant.