Why the Philadelphia 76ers should say yes:
Return: Damontas Sabonis, Caris LeVert, T.J. Warren, Dennis Schroder
The Ben Simmons trade saga has been going on for far too long and the Philadelphia 76ers can only be so stubborn. At some point, teams are going to simply stop calling for Ben Simmons and the team is not going to be able to get anything for him.
There is a team that really could use Simmons in the Boston Celtics (more on that later) that does not have the assets to trade for him. That is why the 76ers should target a multi-team deal to get the kind of assets that they are getting in this trade.
The 76ers want an all-star in return for Simmons and they are getting one in Domantas Sabonis. Granted, he is not a top-tier all-star, but he is someone who would fit really nicely next to Joel Embiid and give the 76ers a really hard frontcourt to stop.
The 76ers get more potential in the trade as well. Caris LeVert is a great playoff rotational player when he is healthy, we all remember what T.J. Warren did in the Orlando bubble and Dennis Schroder is a quality point guard to help operate the offense.
The 76ers get much deeper while also getting an all-star in return. Not only that, but they are freeing up the salary of Tobias Harris. The 76ers are reportedly looking to trade Harris with Simmons so they can open up money to sign James Harden in the offseason.
Not only do the 76ers get deeper for a title run this season while also getting an all-star but they open the flexibility to go after Harden. Sabonis is under contract for two more years at an average of $18.9 million. It is a perfect contract for them.