Things are about to get real awkward in Philadelphia for Ben Simmons.
On Thursday night NBA insider Shams Charania dropped a bombshell report when he revealed that a league source told him that the Sixers were now willing to include Simmons in a trade for disgruntled Rockets superstar James Harden.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 17, 2020
Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey immediately denied the rumors that he was in talks with the Rockets to trade Simmons.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 18, 2020
On Friday morning Simmons appeared to react to the trade rumors with a single emoji that sent NBA fans into a tizzy.
— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) December 18, 2020
you ready? pic.twitter.com/q1dAuz0NFp
— Dave 🪄 (0-0) (follow/like limit) (@PeakRussWest24) December 18, 2020
— Anthony F. Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) December 18, 2020
It’s unclear whether the Sixers would pull the trigger on Harden but it seems like the rumors are going to be a cloud over the organization until after the Rockets move the superstar guard.