07/13/2021, 2:36 PM
Becomes part of trade talks
Philadelphia's interest in at least exploring the trade market for Simmons comes as little surprise after the 2016 No. 1 overall pick was a major disappointment during the team's seven-game series loss to the Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals round. Though Simmons won't turn 25 until later this month, is a two-time All-Defensive first-team member and remains under contract through 2024-25, his skill set doesn't appear to mesh well with star center Joel Embiid, which has led Philadelphia to explore retooling its roster. According to Charania, interest in Simmons around the league remains robust, but it's unclear if a team is willing to surrender the type of compensation package the 76ers would be seeking in any potential trade.
06/21/2021, 8:17 AM
Knocks down three triples in loss
Curry played his role to perfection yet again but alas, the 76ers fell short of the mark yet again. Despite a season disrupted by injury and illness, Curry appears to have found a home in Philadelphia and is a nice fit alongside Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris. How Ben Simmons fits into their long-term plans remains to be seen and this offseason could certainly be must-watch viewing. If Curry can stick in his current role, he should be able to put up standard league production on a somewhat consistent basis again next season.
06/21/2021, 8:13 AM
Leads all scorers with 31 points
Embiid did everything he could in the loss but was unable to get his team over the hump, once again. Another positive season comes to an end for the 76ers and based on what we have seen over the past couple of years, it could be time to make some changes in Philadelphia. Embiid's future seems guaranteed at this point and so it is likely to be the role players that could be flushed out. Injuries also continue to be an issue for the big man and so while his production is unquestioned, longevity is a question that may hang around for the remainder of his career.