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?
Simmons goes to Sacramento
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.