The Ben Simmons saga with the Philadelphia 76ers continues to fill headline slots as the NBA offseason marches to its conclusion. In terms of odds and betting futures, the Trail Blazers have emerged as a favorite to land the former No. 1 pick if the Sixers decide to execute a trade.
In the latest update from Sports Betting, the Blazers were listed as a 2-to-1 favorite to land Simmons if a trade occurs. According to the odds makers at Sports Betting, the Timberwolves are next in line at 3-to-1. At the bottom of the list, the Shanghai Sharks are clinging to the long-shot label with 33-to-1 odds.
To be clear, these are just betting odds based on current speculation surrounding the Simmons’ deteriorating relationship with the Sixers. According to Philly Inquirer reporter Keith Pompey, Simmons informed the Sixers that he does not want to return to Philadelphia. That line of thinking is also present inside Sports Betting’s NBA futures. Currently, a return to the Sixers for Simmons in time for training camp is listed at 4-to-1. Conversely, if you want to bet against Simmons showing up for camp, a prospective better would have to navigate a paltry 1-to-7 line.