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Ben Simmons trades we want to see -- including NBA blockbusters between the 76ers and Blazers

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Should the 76ers wait to trade Ben Simmons? (1:35)

Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski examine whether the 76ers should wait to trade Ben Simmons until the trade deadline. (1:35)

What could the Philadelphia 76ers get for Ben Simmons on the NBA trade market?

Although no request has been made, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski in late June that the team and its young star -- Simmons is represented by Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul -- are expected to continue talking into the free-agency period, which begins Monday at 6 p.m. ET.

Should 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey swing a deal now and trade the 25-year-old three-time All-Star, or should the franchise wait until the start of the 2021-22 season? What types of moves are available that will improve Philadelphia's roster after a disappointing second-round playoff upset?

Our NBA insiders are breaking down their best trade scenarios for Simmons, including two blockbusters that break up the Portland Trail Blazers' star guard duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.


Simmons goes to Sacramento

Kings get:
Ben Simmons

76ers get:
Buddy Hield
Tyrese Haliburton
Marvin Bagley III

Morey has been looking for a king's ransom in exchange for Simmons, and he gets one here. Haliburton is another big point guard who is coming off a strong rookie campaign and would be a core player who could fit immediately into Simmons' starting role. Hield's outstanding long-range shooting would give the 76ers a different dimension as they try again to leap to the championship-level tier.