The Minnesota Timberwolves ‘Badly’ Want To Trade For Ben Simmons

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The Minnesota Timberwolves ‘Badly’ Want To Trade For Ben Simmons


Ben Simmons is 24 years old, and to write him off this early in his career is unfair. However, as far as the Philadelphia 76ers are concerned, fans have wondered whether it’s time for the team to part ways with their former No.1 overall pick after his recent flameout in the 2021 NBA playoffs.

Simmons does a little bit of everything for the Sixers, but his lack of development on the offensive side of the ball has been hurting his team’s potential. This postseason, Simmons only averaged 11.9 points per game and shot 34.2% from the free throw line – a performance bound to make him popular in many trade rumors going forth.

Now, as conversations around Simmons start to heat up, Darren Wolfson, a local Minnesota sports reporter, dig into the rumor mill and revealed on ‘The Scoop’ podcast that a source close to Simmons suggested that the Timberwolves would like to trade for the three-time All-Star.


Wolfson: This probably burying the lead. I texted wtih somebody that knows Ben Simmons incredibly well, that has working knowledge of all things NBA. My text the other day said, how badly because I know the Wolves are fans of Ben Simmons. But my test was, how badly do the Wolves want to trade for Ben Simmons? This individual sent me a text back. It was one word, “badly”. The Wolves have trade interest in Ben Simmons whether Philly moves him.


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