The 76ers recently opened up trade conversations featuring Simmons with other teams and are seeking an "All-Star-caliber player in return," a source tells Shams Charania of The Athletic.
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.
Simmons ended with just five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 FT), 13 assists, eight rebounds and one steal in 36 minutes during Sunday's 103-96 loss to the Hawks.
Simmons capitulated on the offensive end once again Sunday as the 76ers fell out of the playoffs at the hands of the Hawks. After what can only be described as a horrendous stretch of games, Simmons' future is sure to be a hot topic moving forward, as the Sixers may finally be forced to choose between he and Joel Embiid. At this point, Philadelphia virtually has to explore moving the 24-year-old, whose regular-season scoring average has dropped in each of the last three seasons.
Simmons registered eight points (2-4 FG, 4-14 FT), nine assists, four rebounds, a steal and a block across 38 minutes in Wednesday's loss against the Hawks.
Simmons ended just two points and one assist away from a double-double, but his offensive performance in this game left a lot to be desired -- he missed 10 of his 14 shots from the charity stripe and only a few more makes could've changed the outcome of this pivotal contest. Simmons has looked downright poor offensively during the series, as he's scored 11 or fewer points in three of the five contests so far.
Simmons posted 11 points (5-10 FG, 1-5 FT), 12 rebounds, nine assists and two blocks across 36 minutes in Monday's loss against the Hawks.
Simmons ended just one assist away from posting his second triple-double of the playoff run, and while he's surpassed the 20-point mark just once, he continues to deliver value across the board due to his contributions in other categories. It's safe to expect Simmons to be the third-best scoring player almost on a nightly basis for the Sixers behind Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris, but he still represents a strong fantasy asset in all formats due to his versatility and capacity to stuff the stat sheet on a regular basis.
Simmons notched 18 points (7-11 FG, 4-8 FT), seven assists, four rebounds and a steal across 34 minutes in Friday's win over the Hawks.
Simmons bounced back from an ugly Game 2 performance where he only scored four points, but his real value has been as a passer thus far -- he's dished out at least seven dimes in all but one of his playoff games this season. Despite his uncanned offensive ability, Simmons has been excelling as a passer this postseason and should remain a reliable offensive threat capable of contributing in more than just one category going forward.
Simmons recorded 17 points (7-7 FG, 3-10 FT), 10 assists, four rebounds, four steals and a block across 37 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Hawks.
Simmons was perfect from the field and had a strong performance across the board, notching his second double-double of the playoffs and also contributing on the defensive end of the court with a playoff-high four steals. The fact that he missed seven of his 10 attempts from the charity stripe was the only blemish in what was otherwise a strong fantasy output from one of the most versatile guards in The Association.
Simmons registered 19 points (7-11 FG, 5-8 FT), 11 assists, 10 rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 39 minutes during Wednesday's 129-112 win over the Wizards.
The 24-year-old got the start at center with Joel Embiid (knee) out of the lineup and delivered his first triple-double since March 17. Despite his inconsistent scoring, Simmons has been an all-around force in the playoffs, averaging 14.8 points, 10.2 rebounds, 9.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 blocks over his first five games. The fourth-year guard will look to keep it going in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the winner of the Knicks-Hawks series.
Simmons will start at center for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Wizards, Kyle Neubeck of the Philly Voice reports.
With Joel Embiid (knee) sidelined for at least one game, the Sixers will go with an unconventional look and move Simmons to the nominal center spot, while Matisse Thybulle enters the lineup on the wing. Offensively, Simmons has had an up-and-down series, and he's particularly struggled from the free-throw line, where he's just 5-of-20 through four games. The move to center likely won't have much of an impact on his role as a playmaker, but on defense he'll be tasked with making up for the loss of Embiid as a paint protector.
Simmons had 13 points (4-5 FG, 5-11 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and a steal across 25 minutes in Monday's Game 4 loss at the Wizards.
Simmons had double-digit rebounds for the second time during the series and keeps contributing on both ends of the court. He's averaging 13.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game in the series, but he might be needed a bit more on offense with Joel Embiid (knee) listed as questionable for Game 5. For what is worth, Simmons has scored under 15 points in three of the four games he's played during the current series against Washington.
Simmons registered 14 points (7-10 FG, 0-3 FT), nine assists, five rebounds and a steal across 30 minutes in Saturday's win over the Wizards.
Simmons ended just one assist shy of a double-double but continues to make a big impact on both ends of the court. While he's not likely to sniff the 20-point mark on a regular basis, he doesn't rely on his scoring figures to provide value across most formats. He's averaging 14.0 points, 10.7 assists, 9.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game so far in the series.
Simmons had 22 points (11-15 FG), nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block in Wednesday's Game 2 win over the Wizards.
Simmons put up a bizarre six-point, 15-rebound, 15-assist line in Game 1, but he was much more effective as a scorer Wednesday night. As usual, Simmons did most of his damage around the rim, and he avoided the free-throw line after missing all six of his attempts in Game 1. With the series shifting to D.C. for Game 3 on Saturday, Simmons and the Sixers will have an opportunity to take full control and potentially close things out as early as Monday night.
Simmons went for six points (3-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-6 FT), 15 assists, 15 rebounds, one steal and one block in Sunday's Game 1 win over the Wizards.
Simmons led the Sixers in rebounds, assists and minutes (38) while providing his usual, excellent on-ball defense. It was a disappointing afternoon for Simmons as a scorer, however, and he particularly struggled at the free throw line, missing all six of his attempts, including two key tries late in the fourth quarter. Nonetheless, the Sixers earned the 125-118 victory and will be heavily favored to take care of business for the rest of the series.
Simmons (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Magic, Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice.com reports.
Simmons had played through his back injury recently, but he'll be held out for the final game of the regular season since the 76ers have already secured the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Shake Milton (knee) and George Hill could see increased run for Philadelphia.
Simmons is questionable for Sunday's game against the Magic with back stiffness.
The 24-year-old posted 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-3 FT), nine assists, four rebounds, a block and a steal in 26 minutes Friday against the Magic, but he continues to battle the back issue that cost him a game earlier in May. Simmons figures to play a lesser role even if available since Philadelphia has already secured the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
Simmons mustered 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-3 FT), nine assists, four rebounds, a block and a steal across 26 minutes in Friday's win over the Magic.
Simmons was one of six Philadelphia players that scored in double digits and he ended just one assist away from putting up a double-double. The scoring figures continue to be disappointing compared to past seasons and he has scored in double digits just six times over his last 10 games, but Simmons continues to deliver value across the board due to his versatility. He is averaging 11.7 points, 6.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game over his last 10 contests.
Simmons collected 20 points (9-16 FG, 2-3 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals in a 103-94 loss to the Pacers on Tuesday.
Simmons had a strong all-around effort in his return to the lineup after a one-game absence due to a sore back. It was the guard's first 20-point scoring game since March 23, as he was forced to look for his shot more with Joel Embiid (illness) out of the lineup. Simmons has averaged 13.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.8 steals across his last four games.
Simmons (back) isn't listed on the injury report Tuesday against the Pacers.
The 24-year-old sat out Saturday's matchup with the Pistons due to back tightness, but his absence will be limited to one game. Simmons has averaged 11.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.6 steals in 30.6 minutes over his last five contests.
Simmons (back) is out for Saturday's contest against the Pistons, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
A back injury will cause Simmons to miss his first game after seven consecutive appearances. In his absence, Shake Milton and George Hill should take on more playmaking responsibilities.
Simmons is considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Pistons due to back tightness.
Simmons posted eight points (4-8 FG), 10 assists, nine rebounds and two steals over 34 minutes Friday in the 109-107 victory over the Pelicans. With the 76ers playing in the second night of a back-to-back set, it looks like they are monitoring the point-forward's back. His final status will presumably be determined by how he is feeling closer to tip-off.
Simmons posted eight points (4-8 FG), 10 assists, nine rebounds and two steals over 34 minutes Friday in the 109-107 victory over the Pelicans.
Simmons managed to dish out double-digit assists for the first time since March 25. This has been a down year for the former No. 1 overall pick, as he's now scored fewer than 10 points nine times and is averaging career lows across the board, including double-doubles and triple-doubles.
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