It has come out today that Ben Simmons has officially demanded a trade. Now there is ZERO chance the Blazers trade Dame. However, I have heard conflicting reports about whether the reason we did not trade CJ was because Neil/Dame felt he was integral OR whether they couldnt get equal value in return.
I know we have talked CJ for Ben straight up, and this may still be of value and now Philly's leverage has never been lower
But we now have moveable contracts in Nurk, Roco and Nance (32million) which can be used to facilitate multiteam deals, I wouldnt trade all 3 for Simmons of course, but I am starting to wonder, with 2 empty roster spots (including one which has to be filled), if Neil can be opportunist to get involved?