League Executives Believe There Will Be A Major Shake-Up In Philly After Loss To Raptors Including A Potential Ben Simmons-LeBron James Trade

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Last night the Philadelphia 76ers suffered a devastating game 7 loss to the hands of the Toronto Raptors after Kawhi Leonard.

Things were so bad that franchise center Joel Embiid was extremely emotional while heading towards the locker room.

The Sixers were supposed to be a championship caliber team and many execs around the team believe a major shake-up is coming.

Via Tom Haberstroh NBC Sports

Several executives see a major shakeup in Philadelphia this summer. Harris has already signed off on two blockbuster moves in the past seven months and a third blockbuster if you count trading former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz. Is another on the way? Many around the league believe so. Said one long-time executive: “Harris won’t be able to resist.”

One western conference executive believes the Sixers would look into trading Ben Simmons for LeBron James.

It’s early in that process. Leonard’s shot just fell through the net. But one Western Conference executive brought up a name that could be a Simmons trade target: LeBron James.

“I think they very well might explore that,” said a rival executive of Philadelphia.

James doesn’t have a no-trade clause, but he shares the same Klutch Sports agent with Ben Simmons in Rich Paul. James has two seasons left on his deal before he can become a free agent. After a disastrous offseason in which their president of basketball operations abruptly resigned and they struck out on their top two head coaching targets in Monty Williams and Tyronn Lue, do the Los Angeles Lakers honestly believe they can put together a championship contender in the next two seasons?

If the answer is no, trading James has to be on the table. And if you’re going to do that, there’s a short list of players that would be worthy of being traded for the King. Simmons is certainly good enough to be on it.

While there are several rumblings about the Lakers wanting to trade LeBron I still have huge doubts that they will pull the trigger especially for someone like Ben SImmons.

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