Cleveland Cavaliers Team To Watch In Ben Simmons Trade Talks

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Cleveland Cavaliers Team To Watch In Ben Simmons Trade Talks 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Sun Dec 26, 2021 2:20 pm

As NBA teams get players out of the health and safety protocols, trade talks are expected to pick back up. That means the Ben Simmons trade buzz should get going again too.


The Cleveland Cavaliers are one team to watch in trade talks for Simmons. The Cavs previously had interest in the disgruntled Philadelphia 76ers star. Cleveland's good start to the season, plus Simmons fitting their roster's timeline age-wise, make them a good match for Simmons.


The Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings are also expected to show renewed interest in getting a trade done for Simmons.

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Post#2 » by King4Day » Sun Dec 26, 2021 4:17 pm

I don't imagine the 76ers will want Sexton. They will demand Garland or Mobley and it won't happen
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Post#3 » by LesGrossman » Sun Dec 26, 2021 4:46 pm

Rubio, Sexton for Simmons and money.
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Post#4 » by JonFromVA » Sun Dec 26, 2021 5:01 pm

Watch the Cavs get involved in the talks scooping up some loose pieces. I suppose the Sixers might still try to turn Ben in to a pick package if they think they can eventually deal those picks for a player they really want while adding some help for this season; but historically teams like to call Dan Gilbert to up offers from other teams.
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Post#5 » by meekrab » Sun Dec 26, 2021 6:05 pm

LesGrossman wrote:Rubio, Sexton for Simmons and money.

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Post#6 » by Psubs » Sun Dec 26, 2021 6:57 pm

Okoro would probably be the starting point.

Okoro, Sexton, Love, 2022 1st pick and 2024 (top 4 protected) 1st picks for Simmons and filler.

PG Garland - Rubio
SG Rubio - Wade?
SF Simmons - Osman
PF Mobley - Markkanen
C Allen - Simmons
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Post#7 » by castor777 » Sun Dec 26, 2021 7:19 pm

King4Day wrote:I don't imagine the 76ers will want Sexton. They will demand Garland or Mobley and it won't happen

100% this. With all the talks about what the 76ers want for Simmons, they'll only be after the stars. Garland may very well be an All-Star this year and would be a fantastic asset to the 76ers that'd help them immediately, while Mobley is the prime ROY candidate with so much potential. Them along with Jarrett Allen are definitely the core for the Cavs going forward, and hard to imagine any of them being on the trading block. Sexton and Okoro are their best trade assets, though with Sexton out for the season he's rather minimal outside of a team wanting his bird rights. I just don't see either of them even opening up a discussion for Simmons unless there's a 3 team trade to be had. Love might be valuable to a couple teams, but hard to deny his best days are behind him and he's best used as a productive bench player at this point.
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Post#8 » by blahblah312 » Sun Dec 26, 2021 8:01 pm

Where is the usually Warriors insertion . curry been building up value for wiggings.
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Post#9 » by tribulations » Sun Dec 26, 2021 9:51 pm

Garland and Love works straight up.

I'd rather have Darius tbh but if a motivated Simmons shows up it could be a nice win/win (and allow Cleveland to roll out the tallest ever starting 5)
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Post#10 » by Years90Suns » Sun Dec 26, 2021 10:13 pm

Love and Sexton to the Sixers and they consider this season over and will be in a position to compete next year.

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Harris
Love
Embiid

is a good five to win at least 50 games.

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Markkannen
Simmons
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Osman
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is a great team to think about everything in the following years,
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Post#11 » by TimeisIllmatic » Sun Dec 26, 2021 10:15 pm

tribulations wrote:Garland and Love works straight up.

I'd rather have Darius tbh but if a motivated Simmons shows up it could be a nice win/win (and allow Cleveland to roll out the tallest ever starting 5)


I don't think it would be wise to trade Darius for Simmons.
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Post#12 » by TimeisIllmatic » Sun Dec 26, 2021 10:16 pm

Psubs wrote:Okoro would probably be the starting point.

Okoro, Sexton, Love, 2022 1st pick and 2024 (top 4 protected) 1st picks for Simmons and filler.

PG Garland - Rubio
SG Rubio - Wade?
SF Simmons - Osman
PF Mobley - Markkanen
C Allen - Simmons


This will probably be the best package they will get. No other teams want to give up a lot and rightfully so.
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Re: Cleveland Cavaliers Team To Watch In Ben Simmons Trade Talks 

Post#13 » by Revived » Sun Dec 26, 2021 10:24 pm

He’s been desperately wanting to play in LA but ends up in Cleveland? Lol that would be funny.
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Post#14 » by tribulations » Sun Dec 26, 2021 10:38 pm

TimeisIllmatic wrote:
tribulations wrote:Garland and Love works straight up.

I'd rather have Darius tbh but if a motivated Simmons shows up it could be a nice win/win (and allow Cleveland to roll out the tallest ever starting 5)


I don't think it would be wise to trade Darius for Simmons.


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Post#15 » by Swoosh23 » Sun Dec 26, 2021 11:19 pm

Not happening this year, probably ever. The only package the Sixers are interested in from the Cavs is a package the Cavs are unwilling to trade.
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Post#16 » by Johnny Bball » Sun Dec 26, 2021 11:25 pm

TimeisIllmatic wrote:
Psubs wrote:Okoro would probably be the starting point.

Okoro, Sexton, Love, 2022 1st pick and 2024 (top 4 protected) 1st picks for Simmons and filler.

PG Garland - Rubio
SG Rubio - Wade?
SF Simmons - Osman
PF Mobley - Markkanen
C Allen - Simmons


This will probably be the best package they will get. No other teams want to give up a lot and rightfully so.


That’s horrid and it gets you a dial tone from the sixers.
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Re: Cleveland Cavaliers Team To Watch In Ben Simmons Trade Talks 

Post#17 » by dhsilv2 » Sun Dec 26, 2021 11:29 pm

Psubs wrote:Okoro would probably be the starting point.

Okoro, Sexton, Love, 2022 1st pick and 2024 (top 4 protected) 1st picks for Simmons and filler.

PG Garland - Rubio
SG Rubio - Wade?
SF Simmons - Osman
PF Mobley - Markkanen
C Allen - Simmons


Add 2 more picks and a 2 swaps and the 76ers might think about it...and remove the protection.
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Post#18 » by the_process » Sun Dec 26, 2021 11:39 pm

I don't see how the Cavs make a competitive offer. They would be crazy to trade Garland or Mobley.

I remember hearing the Cavs liked Levert, I could see them maybe getting involved in a PHI-IND deal to grab Levert?
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Post#19 » by dhsilv2 » Sun Dec 26, 2021 11:40 pm

the_process wrote:I don't see how the Cavs make a competitive offer. They would be crazy to trade Garland or Mobley.

I remember hearing the Cavs liked Levert, I could see them maybe getting involved in a PHI-IND deal to grab Levert?


The logic is this all ends in a 3-4 team deal. This won't be some simple deal.
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Re: Cleveland Cavaliers Team To Watch In Ben Simmons Trade Talks 

Post#20 » by the_process » Sun Dec 26, 2021 11:40 pm

Revived wrote:He’s been desperately wanting to play in LA but ends up in Cleveland? Lol that would be funny.


Simmons does not "want desperately to play in LA". False narrative.

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