The Indiana Pacers recently offered a trade involving guard Malcolm Brogdon and a first round pick for Philadelphia 76ers guard/forward Ben Simmons, per a report from Jason Dumas of KRON4 News and Bleacher Report.
Brogdon averaged 21.2 points, 5.9 assists, and 5.3 rebounds per game last season on 45/39/86 shooting splits.
Simmons averaged 14.3 points, 6.9 assists, and 5.6 rebounds per game last season on 56/30/61 shooting splits.
A few years ago it may have sounded inconceivable that Simmons, a 3x all-star and former first overall pick, might be swapped for Brogdon, a 0x all-star and second round pick, but the latter player’s significant development has made him a sought-after commodity in the NBA.
The 76ers reportedly maintain the stance that they will only trade Simmons for an “all-star” caliber player, but that may be hard to do without sending out significant draft capital.
It’s possible that Philadelphia could circle back to a deal for Brogdon after the trade market develops.