3 New Intriguing Trade Ideas For Nets’ Ben Simmons

In the case of the Brooklyn Nets, it appears that the bridge is falling. Is this the point where they destroy and rebuild it this NBA offseason?

Eighties rap references aside, this team may be in trouble. Rumors suggest that the team may be apprehensive about offering Kyrie Irving a long-term contract. Given his recent non-committal approach to basketball, that’s understandable enough.

The problem is, it could cost them Kevin Durant as well. The same rumor mill suggests that Durant may request a trade if the team doesn’t retain Irving this summer. Suddenly, what was supposed to be a dynasty may end before the team even reaches the Conference Finals.

In the midst of all that chaos, there is Ben Simmons. Like Irving, he’s been frequently unavailable, although his absences are at least partly accounted for by physical injury. The Nets don’t know how he fits within their offense. As a non-shooting ball-handler, it’s not exactly an easy question to answer.

Maybe the Brooklyn Nets don’t feel like trying. Moving Simmons for some value could lead to a successful 2022-23 season. That could mend all the seemingly frayed relationships within this group.

If the organization feels the same way, here are three new trade ideas that find Simmons a new home.

 

Brooklyn Nets Receive: G D’Angelo Russell, G Patrick Beverley

Minnesota Timberwolves Receive: G/F Ben Simmons, F Joe Harris

Author: Lucy Green