1) Morey's greed (see thread title). He still seems unwilling to settle for anything less than a Harden-like haul. In the dick measuring contest between Morey and Simmons/Klutch, neither side seems willing to give an inch. Morey seems bound and determined to piss away a year of Embiid's prime rather than accept a reasonable offer for Simmons.
2) Spacing for MIN. Nurk and Simmons would be a terrible fit together. Last season Simmons had an average FGA distance of 4.3 feet. Nurk currently has an average FGA distance of 5 feet. Those two would constantly be in each other's way. Combine that with the fact that none of Edwards, Russell and Beverly are good/prolific 3-point shooters and MIN would have horrible floor spacing, probably the worst in the league. KAT is their best 3-point threat, by far, and they would be losing him. While the incoming talent for MIN would not be bad, the fit would be terrible.
It's not just the lack of outside shooting, this trade brings in two players who occupy the same space on the floor. If PHI couldn't make it work with Simons/Embiid (and a much better supporting cast), I don't see why MIN would want to try it with Simmons/Nurk.
1) Yeah, I'm obviously just going to try and assume it gets to a point where all sides just want to be done with it. So just gonna ignore that for the sake of conversation.
2) I mentioned shooting would be the biggest problem for the Wolves post-trade. That said, I also don't think this trade would exactly be the endgame style move for them. This wouldn't be a move to win a title the same season, but to put them on better footing in the future. They could shore up the shooting / spacing issues with additional moves or FA signings.
KAT hasn't officially demanded a trade as far as we are aware, but he's also made nooooo secret he's super unhappy in Minny. They also have a new player they can build around in Edwards who's super talented. I don't think KAT and Edwards are great fits together personally, so I think if it comes down to who the Wolves have to build around, I would think they would pick Edwards.
The other hitch in this trade idea is why wouldn't the Sixers just take KAT? My only real reasoning here would be they don't think he's a good fit with Embiid (which may be accurate), but then that leads to the followup question of if they can get other players from another team they might like more with sending KAT to a different 3rd team...