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Report: Ben Simmons ‘in step’ with 76ers trading him

76ers president Daryl Morey and Ben Simmons

PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 25: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers and President of Basketball Operations, Daryl Morey of the Philadelphia 76ers high-five after a game on February 25, 2021 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The 76ers are holding trade talks for Ben Simmons.

Simmons – whose agent, Rich Paul, reportedly brought up a trade when meeting with Philadelphia last month – doesn’t mind.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

This isn’t quite a trade request, but a trade request is unecessary. The 76ers want to trade Simmons, anyway. The relationship probably ran its course as Philadelphia lost in the playoffs. It has further deteriorated since.

Though it’s worth wondering how the 76ers and Simmons would handle a trade not being made before training camp, the better question at this point: Where will Simmons land?