The Sixers Aren't Interested In A Ben Simmons For Kyrie Irving Trade, According to The Sun
In theory, the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers could resolve their single-biggest problem in the lead-up to the NBA season by trading Kyrie Irving for Ben Simmons. The former cant play with the team until he receives a COVID-19 vaccine, the latter doesn t want to be in Philly anymore, and both players would be sensational fits on their new teams.
The only problem is that according to Sam Amick of The Athletic, the Sixers have no intention of making this deal. According to Amick, the Sixers aren't entirely sure that putting Irving and Joel Embiid on the floor together would work out any better than acquiring he and Simmons on their own.
From a basketball perspective, pairing Embiid with the kind of perimeter scorer and creator that Irving is makes incredibly sense. It would be hard not to be excited about that possibility if Embiid hadnt ever really played with a player like him. There have been rumours that Irving, should he get traded, would retire, and its reasonable that any of the other 29 teams would be concerned about acquiring him given that fact.